Monday, June 18, 2012
Cocktail Dress in Blush Shantung
Anyway, it was worth it. I initially envisioned a full-skirted frock, but realized that might be a tad bridemaid-ish. So the idea of a drapey sarong-style skirt was born.
New Look 6002. The skirt is my own pencil skirt pattern, with a separate drape and "cascade" as a top layer.
I underlined the bodice in silk organza to give the bust pleats some extra body, and stabilized the neckline with silk organza as well. The entire thing is lined in the airy cotton/silk voile.
I did a narrow hem on the outer layers, and a rolled hem on my serger on the lining. Here are the various layers on the front skirt, from the inside.
I used an exquisite metal RiRi zipper, and did an application that exposes the teeth only. I saw this method on a designer dress in Nordstrom, and really liked it.
my own felt roses.