My friend is getting married tomorrow!
When I got invited to her wedding I knew I was going to sew a dress to wear. When I saw Anthro's gathering breeze dress (http://images.anthropologie.com/is/image/Anthropologie/21389614_030_b
), I knew I wanted something like that!
I used Simplicty 2444 for the bodice front, but made it strapless. It was a terribly bad idea, since there was a lot of gaping. I googled around for solutions, and decided to insert some elastic into the top edge to pull it in. It worked!
The bodice is eyelet, and the skirt is some sort of chiffon-y like fabric. I dunno what it's called, but it's sheer and flowy!
I 'shirred' the back (is it still shirring if there's elastic channels?), since I couldn't imagine sewing a zipper into that fabric
Had to take a photo of the inside, because I actually finished it!!!
The thing I learned the most from this project is to use spray starch!!! I used the recipe here: http://foursquarewalls.blogspot.ca/2012/06/diy-spray-starch-eliminate-curled-edges.html
and made my own spray starch. It made cutting the slippery chiffon so much easier!! It left no residues, and I could have worn the dress without washing it first. I washed it anyhow because I had the time
pic from the wedding!
I wore it with a belt before dinner, but took the belt off so I could eat comfortably