Shimmer salmon crepe de chine tie straps maxi dress

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The newest addition to my closet is a tie straps maxi dress in shimmer salmon crepe de chine. It so happens to be a dress I made a few days ago from some of the excess shimmer salmon crepe de chine fabric I purchased to make my tiered dress. The tiered dress which is now going to be a draped dress is still in the works. I’m trying to figure out how to work the straps. In the meantime I had an idea for a simpler dress so I went to work making it and managed to complete it in a day. I’m just starting out in this adventure of making my own clothes so of course it looks like the work of an amateur; but I don’t mind. I can see myself wearing it out in public in spring/summer 2015.

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Experimenting with the tie straps

shimmer salmon crepe de chine tie straps maxi dress halter tie style back view

I took the easy way out with this dress by making it by running a strap through the front and a strap to the back so that it ties in a bow on the shoulders. It eliminated the need to figure out sleeves. It also eliminated the risk of ending up with straps that are sewn too loosely or too tightly. This way it’s adjustable. But it’s kind of boring just having it tied at the shoulders so I’ve been trying to experiment with alternate ways to tie the straps. I can tie the front straps behind the neck to create a halter style but then I’m left with the back straps and not knowing what to do with them so I brought them around to to the front and tied them in a bow; but that will probably look ridiculous on the street.

shimmer salmon crepe de chine tie straps maxi dress halter tie style front view

Playing with outfit ideas

style idea for my shimmer salmon crepe de chine tie straps maxi dress

It’s all about fall and winter styling right now so this is an idea for next spring/summer. The likelihood is that this dress will get worn indoors and won’t be wearable by next spring summer but this is an idea of how I might wear it if I could afford the items shown.

SIWY ‘Gia’ denim jacket

Blue denim jacket with patches featuring lips, strawberries, rams head, lions head and other symbols.

Victoria Beckham Mini Satchel Leather Shoulder Bag

Red leather shoulder satchel By Victoria Beckham

Bold red compact leather chain strap shoulder bag by Victoria Beckham.

CHANEL VINTAGE large adjustable cuff

Gold plated brass cuff bracelet from Chanel featuring quilted effect and Chanel cut-out design.

The dress with an olive green shirt

shimmer salmon crepe de chine tie straps maxi dress with green shirt

Since I don’t like to go out with my arms bare I’m more likely to wear the dress with an over-shirt. The mannequin is wearing a several years old olive green shirt with the dress.

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