The Jason Wu Dress that inspired my garment is sold at Bergdorf Goodman for $1,695.00. My version cost $68.91!
Some other differences:
~ the original dress is sold in sizes 2-8, mine is in a size 24.
~ the original dress has lace down the sides and over the shoulder seams,
mine has the side lace and black piping at the neckline.
~ the original dress has a "high" waistline, mine is a straight sheath
~ the original dress has a high u-neckline, mine is slightly wider
~ the original dress is made from a wool/spandex blend, mine is from a 100%
~ both are lined
~ both have an invisible center back zipper
~ both are sleeveless
Some additional stats:
TNT dress pattern
100% Italian wool purchased from Metro Textiles - 2 seasons ago
22" gray invisible zipper
black bias binding
rayon seam binding
7" wide black lace from M&J Trimmings
black satin piping
The detail that drew me to this dress was the lace accents. I only used it on the side seams and omitted the lace detailing on the shoulder, however, that was the detailing I liked least in the original designer dress.
I replaced that detail with black satin piping at the neckline because the neckline did need something and this will work well with the jacket I plan on making to coordinate with this dress.
The lace accents on the side are very slimming and I love that about my dress. While my dress is based upon a high fashion designer original, I believe it will still work in my corporate workplace. I may be pushing the envelope just a bit but it will work nonetheless.
A few more pics:
Finally, this is the first piece of my newly revised Autumn Six Pack plan!
...as always, more later!