Here are the details: Shell fabric: Maggie London cotton voile. Inside fabric: cotton lawn underlined bodice and cotton lawn lined skirt. French Seams and self bound seams for zipper.
Check out the photos:
|Inside front of dress|
|Inside: back of dress|
Adjustments: lowered torso 1" (which brings the dress waistline 1" above natural waistline), and shortened sleeves 1". (Although, if I make another dress using this pattern, I will shortened the sleeves 1 1/2" ). Rolled hem instead of narrow hem for skirt. (The fabric I purchased was a little shy of the 60" required, so I didn't want it to be too short. Although now that I have worn the dress, I could have made a narrow hem...oh well) I could have taken in the bodice slightly, but when I started the dress it was not as loose as when it was finished. Also, the zipper could have been shorter...definitely did not need the 22" . Lastly, I did not raise the neckline. I feel the lower neckline balances the abundant fabric in the skirt.
Yeah, I wore this dress to work on Saturday and received lots of compliments. I told a pair of ladies that I feel like dancing in the dress, cause it feels so good. I think they thought "nutty sales person".........but seriously I do feel like dancing the tango or flamenco in it. Check out my dance moves in the dress:
"Love the skirt"