Added Jan 26, 2011
After reading the the backstage report about the garment district, I was taken back to all those afternoons I spent escaping from work and getting lost among aisles of beautiful fabrics.
This dress was the result of a couple such afternoons amongst bargain fabrics.
The top is an ivory jacquard silk organza that cost about $6/yd. The bottom is a white cotton lace that I hand dyed to create contrast, for about $5/yd. Both fabrics I found by chance on two separate occasions when I went in the store looking for a zipper or some lining material. They literally jumped at me, it was such a crowded store that if you so much as brushed by a roll it would fall in front of you.
The dress is an original design where I used draping and gathering to shape the top and an empire cut bottom piece for a flattering fit.
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