The Best Medicine Frock Grosgrain Giveaway (Valentine's Special)

February 9, 2011

This year I wanted to buy something special for Valentine's Day. So I searched my favorite dress shop, Modcloth. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to go for sultry or sweet. I had it narrowed down to two frocks when I realized that the sultry one was sold out. Then (of course) it became the one I wanted. It was actually rather expensive anyway. With shipping it would have been close to $100. And I don't like to spend more than $60 on a dress and even then it's gotta be something special.
So, I decided to try and recreate it. Here was the Modcloth version. I tweaked a couple things but I think it came out pretty good. And I only paid $25 for the material and notions. It would have been even less but I bought duponi silk for the bodice and ruffles which is $12 a yard at JoAnn's with a 40% off coupon. So this dress is probably even made of better material than the Modcloth version.
My favorite part about this dress is the ruffles at the bottom. It gives it some body in the skirt and looks like cake confection. I also added the pintucks under the bustline. And the back has a nice deep V that reaches below the bra line. I wore a normal bra with this and the only thing that showed was the hooks in the back which can be hidden by safety pinning the bra below the zipper.....I'm skillfull that way;)

I will be wearing this to our Valentine's Day dinner but if any of you would like the chance to own this dress after that I will be offering it up to one lucky Grosgrain reader. I'll only be wearing it one night but I just want to be clear that I will be wearing it before it gets sent.
Grosgrain Giveaways can be entered by any ONE of four ways 
1) By linking about this giveaway (to your blog, facebook, or any other site) button is below.
2) By leaving a comment

3) By FOLLOWING Grosgrain using this link or THE LINK IN MY RIGHT SIDEBAR.

4) *NEW* By following me on Twitter 

Just remember to please leave me a comment telling me what you did so that I can go back and look for your entry. Either give me the link that you posted for the giveaway to or tell me that you began to follow me. 
If you are leaving a link just use the 'create a link' at the bottom of this post or simply creating a post on your blog and including this link.If you use blogger just use the "create a link" link at the bottom of this post. If you don't use blogger, that's fine too. Just create a link on your page as you normally would.

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Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Stunning!

LadyEvolette said... Best Blogger Tips

I think you are amazing. You're an inspiration for me to start sewing more often.

Jezebel said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOOOOOVE THIS DRESS! I'm SO following you on twitter! :D

Dear Romeo said... Best Blogger Tips

very beautiful
I hope I can win by commenting

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

is this still on giveaway? because I love love love it. why don't I own anything red?

Sisam said... Best Blogger Tips

This is an amazing dress. Wow the details on the frills and everything is breathtaking.

Sisam said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey! I posted a link to my facebook wall! Here is the link, but I dont know if you can see it:!/sisam.acharya

Also, I left a comment before :) That dress is beautiful

Prerna Acharya said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, I subsribed to your posts on my Yahoo account! I love this dress and I have read almost all of your sweater posts! I will be tweaking my old sweaters now :)

Rose said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello, I love this dress. This is beautiful! I would love to have this dress.

OffTheMap13 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful dress! I'm following you on Twitter as pinkpandaparade. Good luck with everything!

Rachel R. said... Best Blogger Tips

It's gorgeous!

Less than $25, really? I've been choking at the price of fabric lately, so I'm amazed you got silk for that little.

Anne said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful dress! love the red!!!

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