Added Feb 15, 2010
I LOVE THIS DRESS. That pretty much says it all. Oh wait, no it doesn’t, because I had about a million questions before I started this dress, and now I have answers. Yes, it looks great on the womanly curves. No, it doesn’t slip off the shoulders. Yes, there are about million ways to do the sleeves and No, the sleeve I made isn’t one of the standard variations. It’s Sleeve A, but shortened to be somewhere between elbow and bracelet length.
This is what you might call a Scarlett O’Hara dress – the top is a cotton gauze curtain that was too long for any of the windows in my house. The bottom is a one-yard, end-of-the-bolt remnant from a local fabric store that’s (sadly) going out of business. I searched everywhere, but I couldn’t find a 7’-8’ Copenhagen Blue zipper ANYWHERE. Just zippers that were the wrong size or the wrong length, so I used an off-white that I had laying around. I never lined the skirt in the hopes that someday I’ll find the zipper I need. Did I mention that I love this dress? Because I do.
Cotton gauze, cotton jacquard, poly lining, lotsa teeny-tiny self-covered buttons, and a zipper that doesn’t match
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