I had bought, ages ago, a dupioni silk gingham thinking I was going to make a nice 1950's summer evening dress. Really? What was I thinking? Checks/strips for a circle skirt? Obviously it didn't happen so it is now a wonderful teens frock that worked out really well. Here was the plan of my design with swatches:
|The overall design was to use the Armistice pattern and attach a skirt.|
|Originally I had planned to trim the white collar and cuffs in solid blue. In the end it was to hard looking.|
|I love blue and white!|
I was really pleased with the outcome and I was able to use the belt I made for the proto type referred to above. The belt was made from a 3.5" Oriental embroidered ribbon or trim.
|Details of the cuffs on 3/4 sleeves|
|Detail of the neckline.|
|At the event.|
|I forgot to get a full shot of the whole dress on at the event, but took one at home a wee bit crumpled.|
Overall, I was comfortable and I felt cool and pretty....oops, was that a bit immodest? :)
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