I finished the #117 dress from October 2008 last night and wore it to today’s morning wedding. Actually, Anna on the right is wearing a dress of mine that I bought two years ago and never wore. I sold it to her last week in a closet cleaning spree.
I don’t think the photo shows just how freaking cute this dress is. As you know, I think I was granted tree trunks for legs (thank you for all protestations otherwise). I was worried the extra fabric around my thighs would be no good, but I feel like a skinny girl in this dress!
I like BWOF’s way of creating motion by twisting the skirt of the dress. It is decidedly uncute without the belt though. And the circle by the right boob is just above the apex. Never been so pleased with having a low bust before 🙂
The zipper is needed in the back unless you cut the neckband with stretch. I interfaced my neckband because it was too floppy without. No swayback adjustment needed. I think the weight of the skirt pulls down the wrinkles.
The lining inside was white tricot from the summer visit to Panama. The outer fabric is from PR Weekend NYC 2007. It’s been marinating for about a year.
For the first time I used 1/4 inch hems and constructed most on my serger. This is honestly a five hour or less project. And, no hemming of the skirt. I still have about two more yards of this knit. I think a top of some sort will get made from it.
I’m not sure if bubble skirts are still in. I never had one when they were first around in middle school. But, I plan to rock this at work on Monday with tights and boots.
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How did I miss this post? This dress really is too cute on you! Somehow you make the bubble work — not just work, but work for you, just right!
That is a gorgeous dress. A fabulous dress. I’ve been silently reading your blog for over a year, but that dress moved me to speak up!
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