Ah yes, Vogue's New Book for Better Sewing. The whole reason my blog exists. I have finally completed the evening dress!
I feel like I should possibly be more reverent about the whole thing.
Eh, screw it.
The honest truth is that this was a bit of a practice run. The body of the dress is poly shantung, and the overlays are poly organza (one is flocked with spiderwebs!), all from Joann Fabrics. The rhinestones are all me--I glued them on, one by one.
The design is much as I anticipated--except the collars! The under collar is SO big.
I have fancier fabric to make this, in a tea-length version. I definitely don't want the huge under collar action for that one, so I will adjust the pattern accordingly. It works for my witchy woman look, though! Almost like a cape.
Oh hey, have you met my boyfriend?
Here is Jeff. He's a zombie lumberjack.
A pensive zombie lumberjack.
A cheerful zombie lumberjack!
We really, really hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween. We're lucky to be high and dry here in the Hudson Valley!