i LOVE this dress. It is very special to me since the fabric was given to me last year by one of my dear friends who is now serving in the peace corps in togo, africa. I waited a long time to make this dress until i was sure i wouldn't screw it up. ((its my own design so i made a practice dress to test it out, which turned out awesome btw)) it started as a queen-size flat sheet and turned into the most fabulous thing i've made yet.
^the neck clasps with a gold cuff necklace
here's the basic shape. it's basically a single seam up the back with a zipper (and clasps) and a tie around the neck. It is fully lined with a rolled hem around the bottom. all the edges were top stitched around the "arm holes" so they'd lie flat. it was originally planned to be shorter but i wanted to preserve as much of the beautiful fabric as i could.
its extremely comfortable except for the necklace. its not a very heavy dress but it digs in funny at the back of my neck. i originally had a ribbon (seen in some of the pics) but it didn't match the mood of the dress and i really like the gold. any suggestions on what i could change it to that would still be the same color but more comfortable?