And it is beautiful, from the front...
(More on that directly)
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I ordered a made to measure Lekala dress pattern and muslin fit
The gorgeous lace I purchased from eBay.
The silk satin was from DK Fabric
As I had enough satin, I self lined. I can never see the point in making a natural fibre garment and using a synthetic lining.
I attached the lining at the neck, graded the seams and under stitched before hand sewing the rest in place.
I hemmed the sleeve lining a wee bit shorter but left some ease for wearing comfort.
This dress is very comfortable.
I was so focused in lining up the lace across the back I completely forgot to check how the lace placement would look after the zipper was inserted.
What was I thinking?
To be honest I didn't even notice until I was editing the photos and now I just cannot look away.
Very ugly, Le sigh.
Luckily I have really long hair.
I should be more disappointed, I invested a lot of time and money in this dress and I made a big mistake.
That centre back seam is majorly fug.
But I just love this dress.
It was 35+ degrees in the courtyard when I modelled this but I was still so cool.
It skims so nicely but has enough room I could easily gain a few kilos and still wear it.
The fit is perfect, no puddling at the back, the shoulders fit, the tummy doesn't pull, the waist sits on my waist.
In conclusion, a happy ending.
I love my new posh frock.
Thank you for reading.... xx N