Added Feb 25, 2008
Brooklyn, New Yo...
A fan of the Azalea pattern and all it’s many possibilities, I attempted another for a semi-formal wedding reception… The actual wedding was some time ago in Argentina, so this was more of a bash for friends and family.
I whipped this one up pretty quickly…
Like my last Azalea, I shortened it from the pattern, but only by about 4.5 inches. I also took in the ‘skirt’ part about 3 inches per side…I don’t know why it keeps ending up so full (which I like, but it’s been too much), but it may have something to do with the excessive shortening.
I also added to the shoulders as with my other dress as well as the yoke length. I think I took it a bit to far this time as my shoulder straps were a little loose and I was too short on time to readjust (hemming 2 hours before the actual party) which you can tell by my glaringly obvious purple bra strap in every pic(!), but I will say that this slight increase in size allowed me to omit any type of closure. I simply sewed up all seams, and it slipped right over my head. Note that I’m pretty lacking in the bust dept, so that may have had something to do with my ease!!
Left-over teal raw silk from some old theatre project…I seem to have endless yards of it under my bed. I do love the color so I won’t mind using it over and over!
Yoke is some tinsel creation that was once a god-awful skirt belonging to a college roommate… also dug out of a fabric box under the bed!!
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