Added Nov 27, 2010
New England, Nsw...
In all, this dress cost me $40 in materials. Such a big difference from the hundreds that I would have had to spend in a shop, and I was able to create exactly what I wanted =)
It was a nerve racking process as I only had about 2 weeks to construct it, and I took forever finding the right colours in fabric. However, I am so glad I did it. In the end it fit perfectly. I am in love with the lace sleeves, and even the invisible zipper turned out okay. =)
I used a lovely crepe backed satin for the bodice (the same satin used in my spiral corset), with a black lace overlay and sleeves. The skirt is made from 2 layers of polyester chiffon (conveniently the perfect colour was on sale for $2/meter). Black velvet ribbon around the empire waist for a cute finishing touch.
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