But the party itself was a wonderful time! Since I forgot my camera, I didn't bother getting anyone to take full-length shots of the dress this time (since I'm not happy with the sleeves anyway). But here are a few shots from others, that I happen to be in. Just so you can have an idea of the dress!
Jenny La Fleur, second two from Isabella of All the Pretty Dresses)
Brief outline of Dress Details:
- Made from a dark green, quite lightweight, silk sari. (You can just see the gold border at the hem in the first picture.) The bodice is lined in linen; the sleeves and skirt are unlined. Handsewn, which is going to make fixing those awful sleeves even more fun.
- Based on the shawl dress in Costume in Detail, just made from a sari instead of a shawl!
- Draped by Yours Truly...the bodice lining is darted, and the silk is draped over that.
|Draping the silk on top of the lining...|
|...which I then tacked down & trimmed off|
|Gathering of the skirt at the back|