Added Apr 26, 2011
Oh yes! Finishing a dress that I’ve been dragging for a month now – what a great feeling, what a relief! And what a nonsense to drag it for so long!:D But when you don’t know where you’re going the road is long:)…The shape went through a lot of changes from idea to reality- the buttoned closure and length are the few things they have in common. I chose French darts for fitting and kept them for the bodice and the front skirt while the back skirt darts turned into only a semicircular one!
I couldn’t have anticipated I’d be choosing yellow and silver buttons for this golden-turquoise print but I don’t regret it at all! After the buttons, the yellow trim came natural as a choice, but it’s yellow and golden! First of all, I haven’t been a fan of gold or golden before coming to India. So I’m sure my frequent choices of golden fabrics are culturally influenced. Then combining golden and silver- no way- I thought! And here I am gladly breaking that rule without thinking twice:)) Buttoned dresses fascinated me and they still do! Asymmetry adds the spice I’m looking for!
For the collar I wanted something dramatic without being overwhelming. The dress belongs to both worlds- night and day so I was looking for a collar in the twilight! I am so very pleased with it! After all I let the fabric talk to me and what it said was to enhance the beautiful geometry of the stripes and the shining shades:)
Next posts on my blog will be about how to make this collar and about other elements of this dress!
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