Added Jan 10, 2010
Salt Lake City, ...
Just finished up with this dress, which has been the hardest thing I have ever made. Ironically enough, it is labeled a “Very Easy Vogue” pattern and would have been had I followed all the directions without going off on my own and using fabric and materials that weren’t even on the instructions. This dress is made of 3 layers of green china silk which I bought and cut out long ago but was never motivated to actually finish. I had serious trouble with the zipper, not to mention its white because I couldn’t find a perfect coordinating color. I thought it would be easy to do the zipper in white and then paint the zipper pull. Then the zipper showed through at the band and so a tab was created to mask this. I added pockets, which I’m not really sure that I love, but what is done is done, and also included a bias ruffle on the bottom. I’ve completed the look with a handmade brooch.
3 shades of green china silk; thread; zipper
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