My new dress!

I am making a new formal dress for an upcoming Air Force Association diner that I get to go to in September, and I am so excited about the fabric!

I bought some really gorgeous coppery skin colored silk taffeta in DC the last time I was there, and have been looking for a complimentary fabric since then to inspire the design.
I took a sample of the silk with me to New York and Philly in order to know what I needed as a match up, and found some stunning beaded ivory silk chiffon for over half price!
I got the fabric from fabric row in Philly at a little corner shop I never caught the name of (I went to so many) there was 7/8ths of a yard left on the bolt of fabric, and it was originally $140 a yard, but he offered it to me for $60 to clear it out of his shop!
the bodice is sewn over a corseted under-bodice, so there is a lot of hidden structure!
Anyway, I am sort of drafting this on the fly but so far I love how this is turning out! The picture is a sneak peak of the bodice front.

I am afraid I was terrible about keeping up with blogging about this dress, so I am just going to add in a picture of the finished garment. The skirt is silk. (sorry about the picture, this was taken by Paul after a long night on his cell phone camera!)

The finished dress, the belt has a fantastic crystal detail I peeled off of a J Crew headband I bought just because it was the perfect color!

  2 comments for “My new dress!

  1. August 6, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I am so excited to see this all finished. It is going to be so wonderful, and as always I’ll get to be with the most beautiful Belle at the ball.

  2. January 17, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Very elegant and pretty. Love the fitted top of the skirt. 🙂

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