Not much to say: A dress
made from three different types of silk (chiffon, georgette and habotai)
in three shades of violet. I made this dress because it was very hot
here by the time I made it, but of course it was rainy and cold
by the time I went to the event it was intended for, so
I wore it for about half an hour on the first day of Elf
Fantasy Fair to take some photos in the Chinese Garden of
need to take some better pics soon, but since it's already October and
the dress is veeeery light, I suppose photos have to wait until next
it was made without a pattern, just two basic back and front panels.
Side seams are always a bit problematic, and so they are in this case.
I need to either fit the dress a bit more in the waist section, or,
and that's likely what I'll do, add a back lacing to give it a bit more
I made my
own pattern for the sleeves. Nothing special, just a small trumpet;
and I made them just a bit longer than my fingertips 'cause for once
I want to be able to find my hands without looking silly :grins:
layers are hanging separately except at the neckline and armholes. I
gathered all fabrics into the neckline with a 3-thread-rolled-hem, and
I also did the seams on each layer and on the sleeves that way. It creates
a nice sort of wavy effect when you pull one of the threads a little
tighter while sewing.
is nothing really special. I made it only because I bought a bulk of
silk cheaply and didn't know what else to do ;-) The name of the dress
is pure nonsense...I liked the sound of certain words in German, and
I put them together to make a name, which would be 'Dreilagiges Blumenblattflügelkleid'
(don't you even try to pronounce that *lol*).