This is made of strech gabardine. It has no zipper or any kind of fastening, I prefer to have a little hard time wearing the dress than to sew by hand the invisible zipper (I can't sew it with my sewing machine ). Plus I live in a place of world where it's very difficult to find sewing notions, even sewing thread sometimes, so I didn't want to go out searching red zipper only to come back home with empty hands ) The bodice has gussets which gave me a really hard time. Except of this the dress was a very easy and fast project.
I made this skirt of yellow denim fabric which was not a good choice: as I moove or walk the double pleat opens and the thick fabric looks a bit weird. I would like to try this design in a more soft fabric and see what happens.
For this I used the same pattern with pleats, as my previous purple dress. It's the same dress but in different material and color. I topstiched the dress by hand with cotton perle thread (I know that I'm extremely boring, but I really love topstiching and my mother used to have a shop with these notions).
Hi! I found this lovely fabric in black, camel and purple. It looks like something between suede and velvet but it isn't stiff, it drapes nicely. Off course I bought some meters of all the available colors! With the purple I made this pleated dress, which I swear is much better in person: