|Myself and Mom, in front of the family Christmas Tree.|
It turned out great! I made it in a total of about 3 afternoons, with some noodlings on the zipper, the hooks, and an interior tape. It's made from a gold brocade with metallic threads woven in, lined in unbleached muslin, and worn over a short quilted petticoat (I didn't bother with the net this time).
|"Mmmm, Sausage Rolls!"|
I'm happy with this dress, though I did discover a mistake - when I transferred the draped muslin pieces to paper, I added seam allowance, mindlessly, to the center front, where I intended it to be cut on the fold, which added an additional 1" to the front, causing the shoulders to set further out than intended, and a little extra fabric to puff out near the armpits. I've since cut that darn seam allowance off the pattern and will not have the same problem next time!
|The back - I love the deep "V" of early 60s cocktail dresses. This photo was taken later-in-the-day. Can you tell? The hair came down, the shoes flattened, lol.|
I hope you all enjoyed your holiday and will have a great New Years too! Merry Christmas!! Happy Boxing Day!