The Basic Fabric: Ivory 3-ply Sueded Silk
Ivory silk is demure and plays a great supporting role but don’t let it fool you it can be a star all by itself. In a supporting role, a t-shirt comes to mind. You can stick with a classic t-shirt (New Look 6025) or go with something with more design features (McCalls 6928). Kick it up a notch and make a shirtdress (Burda Style 10/2014 #116). It can do double duty for the office with a jacket but take the jacket off and switch to a pair of gold metallic sandals and you’re ready for a nice dinner. And for those that stay on top of the trends, a jumpsuit (Named-Ailakki Cross Front Jumpsuit) is a show stopper. Don’t forget with ivory you’ll need to add a lining.
The Trending Fabric: Satin-Victorian Gold
Satin is a holiday mainstay but it’s the gold color that is trending. What girl doesn’t like to twirl in a full pleated skirt (McCalls 6706) or a skirt with a peplum paired with the ivory silk t-shirt (Simplicity 1690)? And a flirty off shoulder dress (Vogue 1108) in gold satin is perfect for dancing the night away. To keep the chill at bay, a gold cropped jacket (Burda Style 3/2012 #107B) or a shoulder wrap would be a lovely choice to wear over the ivory silk dress or jumpsuit. You will surely add glamour to the room wearing this Victorian Gold Satin.
The Completer Fabric: Brocade-Gold/ Cream
At least once a year go all out and don some sparkle. The Gold/Cream Brocade will pull the Victorian Gold Satin and Ivory 3-ply sueded silk together. It’s reversible so you can choose the amount of sparkle you want to wear. Use all three fabrics to make a fabulous color blocked dress (Vogue 8944). Or just use the Gold/Cream Brocade and Victorian Gold Satin Dress (Butterick 5894) for a slimming affect. Add the ivory silk wrap to finish the look. Sometimes the weather is just too cold for a dress. A pair of brocade tuxedo pants (Burda Style 11/2013 #110A) are always a fashionable alternative for a party. Make a peplum top using the Victorian Gold Satin and add the ivory silk wrap. In the words of the late, great Liberace “I didn't get dressed this way to go unnoticed!”