UPDATE: I wore the dress!
Apologies for the lack of photos of me WEARING the dress but I wasn’t in the correct stage of hair and makeup! Finished the handstitching of the lining while I was watching the Oscars.
Here it is! The Lauren dress! Named for my lovely sis-in-law who brought the fabric back from Vietnam. I can’t wait to wear it! It is the same pattern that I used for the Dancing with Myself dress. I originally planned to make a top and skirt that I could wear together or as separates. I decided on a dress since I have been wearing my me-made dresses so consistently lately. Dresses work for me!
Here is the back. It looks a little haphazard but I love the peacock on the lower left panel. I concentrated on having a solid diagonal of the navy on the front so carefully and the back just to be what is was going to be.
I am still debating making a belt. The pattern calls for you to sew the belt in with the zipper but I couldn’t imagine all those layers of fabric at the zipper LAST TIME…I wasn’t going to try it with this slippery, kind of tricky, silk. I may stitch up the belt to wear over the waist seam. It is a nice finishing touch.
I have plans to wear this dress in early March so I will take some on-body photos then. It does look better on me than the hanger. Which is a pretty good thing, non?