It has been a while and the dress has been made for almost a month now, but I am finally posting it. It ended up being a "birthday" dress, as that is when I finished it. The last dress I made was finished for my boyfriends birthday. So here are the pics! The hardest part was I corrected the mock up at home and I only have a small mirror. So when I wore the dress out and we happened to stop at Target I found a full length mirror and looked at myself. The dress (and the mirror) make me look tall and extra skinny.
Since it was so much fun I also made a matching headband.
At the fabric store I found some fabric that spoke to me, so the challenge was to come up with a pattern for it. It was actually the same fabric in different colors as this apron
I made for a swap. I really liked how the contrasting bias looked so I knew I wanted that to be an element. After some sketching I came up with this for my design
There is contrast bias along the yoke edges, armhole and neckline. I like the look of the gathered bust, but found that generally this style is done with halter tops and I didn't want to do that because I want to be able to wear my everyday bra. The skirt is gored with A-line flare. I draped it one afternoon on my lunch break. The "Part 1" is because I have only finished the mock up. It is however a finished mock up because as I was draping this dress I found out about Burda Style
Design and Pattern Competition and decided to enter. I was already patterning a garment...so why not?
Front and Front Detail