All I have is cell phone photos but here it is:
(Above with Tammy.)
Here's a full length:
And here's a photo that shows the silk's beautiful sheen:
My prior post on this dress is here. Some final notes on this dress:
1) As previously noted in my prior post, I did not enjoy making this dress. I do not know why. It was one of those dresses that was a real pain to sew, but I loved wearing, unlike Vogue 8648 which I loved making, but wore only once. The last step for this party dress was sewing the hooks and eyes on the back bodice, and I delayed until 4:00 pm on the day of the party. Definite procrastination.
2) The color ended up being wonderful. I really loved it when all was said and done. The color changed with the light and ranged from blue/turquoise to green depending on where I was standing.
3) The money I spent on the 6 yards of silk for this dress was totally worth it. The fabric made the dress; I had perused the "fancy fabrics" aisle of my local Hancock's while I was in the planning stages, wondering if I could get away with a cheaper synthetic material given the cost involved with silk, but decided no. Real silk was necessary. There is nothing like the rustle of a full length silk skirt for a party.
4) The neckline was low. Real low. But there was still sufficient coverage in the bodice that I didn't feel exposed or inappropriate. But I mention it in case you would want the neckline raised an inch (or two!).
5) I ended up hemming the dress according to the instructions, and the length of the skirt was perfect. (Hem was 5/8 inch.) But I am 5'5", and most patterns are drafted for women who are 5'6". If you are shorter or taller you made need to adjust your skirt length accordingly.
6) I thought about wearing the crinoline under this dress that I wore with my wedding dress, but in the end I decided the crinoline would make it a little too costumey. The lack of crinoline made the circle skirt less full looking, but it resulted in a more modern silhouette.
I went to my hairdresser for an "up-do" for the party and I really loved the result:
I've decided if I ever get rich, I'll get my hair done more often! What fun!
Next: I was in NYC this week and went to Mood Fabrics. Next blog post will be all about my haul!