Once upon a week of blustery November days, I built a bit of pretty with a couple yards of lace. I didn't need another LBD in my closet so I went to Joann's in search of that perfect shade between dusty pink and beige. I don't know where the fabric store hides all the best fabric until they hit the clearance bin...it's a mystery. I always find the best pieces tucked away like they aren't meant to be found. This particular bit of amazingness cost a whopping $10. I can so handle that...especially for a dress that has endless possibilities.
Editing the pieces I build from scratch starts long before the finishing touches. Choose the wrong fabrics, and the final product will be miles apart from what I imagined for a piece when I began.
This lace is sheer, so the shade of the lining is going to have a huge effect on the finished dress.
I tried pink--it looked like a lollipop.
I tried cream--too bridal.
But this brown-toned silver? Perfection.
The end result was a pretty dress in a versatile color shade you could dress down with a leather jacket or trick out with a fancy shrug.
Little confession. I can never decide whether to use a circle skirt or a gathered rectangle. It's a quirk. For this dress, I used a gathered rectangle so I could keep the scalloped edge at the bottom, but made a flounce for the lining to imitate the fullness of a circle skirt.
YAY! Love it.
So what's been good with all of you?
Much love, mah dears.