Added Jan 6, 2012
This was week 2’s project for Draping 2 (which I am still taking). We draped a contoured princess style dress with a flared skirt. It looks a little shakey for my liking, but I only had a day to make it with a family crisis and the craziness of the Thanksgiving holiday. That also meant I had to by the trim I used for the straps and the black lace on Black Friday D:. To make it look nicer next time, I will stay stitch the neckline to keep the bias from stretching and I’ll clip the V-point in between the breasts. Overall, I’m very happy with this look; I think it’s super cute and wish it could fit me (though I am much larger than a size 8 dress form [which is really closer to a size 6]).
This dress was made from a blue pique fabric that I bought from an estate sale. All the fabric I got from that sale has saved me so much money this term. This dress also inspired a rant about zipper application that can be found on my blog. I do not like how the zipper looks at all, and I can do so much better; the teacher said that we had to put it in a certain way though :(
Oh, I also forgot to add that I was inspired by some wedding dresses at the boutique where I work. That’s why I did the lace overlay the way I did.
Pique, zipper, hook and eye, lace, straps
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