Lidia's posh frock (for all the details, click the link)
And it is so beautiful!
But all those shifty fabrics *shudder*
I am so glad we decided to underline with the skin tone rather that black.
It is a fun and fresh look and stops the dress looking too heavy.
I am also glad I made the sash in just the black. It would have been too bulky underlined and the black detail pops!
The dress looks see-through but it isn't see-through.
That said, I am going to make a slinky skin tone petticoat for Liddy to wear under it, if she wishes.
But look at this gorgeous girl!
Personally, I think it is a smidch too short but it has a very deep hem.
As I said to Liddy 'Just make good (knicker) choices'!
Side by side, Lidia's dress and the inspiration
I think ours is nicer.
This dress is one of many, I hope, to come. It is really pretty and makes me feel very happy when I’m wearing it. My favourite feature is the puffy detailing in the sleeves. I love how it elevates the dress and makes it something really special. The fabric layering with the nude underneath is also something I really like. The fabric is light and floaty meaning that although I’m wearing a beautifully tailored dress it doesn’t feel constricting. It is a little on the short side when I raise my arms so I am going to get some nude under shorts. I really really love it though and it is definitely one of my favourite pieces.
I love, love, love this dress!
It was such fun to make, sewing posh frocks is my thing.
It's such a shame we are in semi lockdown and really are not going out to wear fancy things.
Lidia really wants the same dress but in white hail-spot but she doesn't need it....
But I am so tempted....
Thank you for reading.... xx Nicole
|Special thanks to my assistant Tildy.|