(Elsa was too,more on her later)
As the dress code was black tie, a new posh frock was needed.
Now I am a wee bit busy at the moment.
So, I requested an easy pattern choice, please.
Zara ferreted through my huge collection of vintage patterns and found this little number.
She originally wanted in made in some black silk/modal she snaffled from my personal stash but then she found the piece of hammered silk I made my Aubepine dress in.
Last minute mind change.
As last time this fabric was a bear to sew, every seam needed hand basting.
I had to re-do the hem once as it dropped terribly upon hanging.
For some extra oomph we added a bemsilk lining.
Catching it under the bias waist casing.
We had a slight panic once finished, the bodice was too full!
(But some quick shoulder knots saved the day)
A simple elastic casing worked perfectly at the waist.
And was she pleased?
PS *UPDATE* Hugo won B-grade Best&Fairest!