just a quick post. I just spent five days working on a mother-of-the-groom gown for a wedding at the end of September and that’s pretty much all I’ve had the energy for lately. but I finished this dress last month, theoretically to wear to the aforementioned wedding, and I’m still not sure I will, after seeing the finished product. it’s cute, but I’m not sure it’s what I want.
I used Simplicity pattern 2250 by Cynthia Rowley, which was quite more complicated than I anticipated. I got a whole bolt of this green silk dupioni on clearance at JoAnn and I just love this color. I made a few adjustments – instead of straps I gave it a halter top (supports me better,) and I modified the bow in the back more to my taste. my favorite part of this dress is the exposed zipper which is gold, though I don’t have a picture of it. I like how the dress turned out, but it’s just not quite what I want to wear to a wedding. so I may fiddle around with some other patterns I have and see what I come up with before the end of the month.