Added May 17, 2012
The dress was surprisingly simple to make. I wanted the border of the voile to form the neckline, so I chopped the front piece into two right in the middle at the knot. After that it was easy to lay the neckline of the bodice and the hemline of the skirt on the border.
While the embroidered border is very sweet, I’m concerned it might be a little too girly for me. I’m not much of a feathers-and-frills type of girl. I have the option of folding the scallopy bits in, to tone down the Girly Effect. Though that also ups the Cleavage Effect, and I do work in a conservative environment.
Which is the two evils is lesser – the Girly Effect, or the Cleavage Effect?
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1.5 yards of cotton-blend lawn with a lovely embroidered hem.
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