Kate wore a Stella McCartney’s in what seemed to be a brighter version of Olympian Blue, one of Pantone’s colours for Fall 2012, on a visit to the National Portrait Gallery. The colour cannot be any more apt as she is the official ambassador for the London 2012 Games.
For those who admire her style, adore simple dresses, and would love to own a similar number, it is essentially slightly modified from the basic bodice and skirt block. The natural waist is brought higher, busts darts discarded/transfered to the waist and the usually concealed dart is now visible on the outside. When I first practiced sewing on my own as a newbie, I made this mistake of sewing inside out. Look what happened: it is now a designer detail on Stella McCartney!
Lesson of the day: never be afraid to make mistakes!
(Images from whatkatewore)