Outside in the patio garden
By the fireplace in the house
100% ivory polyester crepe from Fabric Mart
3 yards lt. yellow chiffon ribbon
5 yards lt. brown chiffon ribbon
22" ivory invisible zipper
ivory bemberg lining
rayon seam binding
lt. yellow piping
The jumping off point:
Inspiration for the dress is from this Chanel look...
Construction details are in this post. After posting about the neckline embellishment, chiffon ribbon vs. piping I decided to go with the piping. Then when I pulled both yellow and beige piping from the notions stash and couldn't decide which one looked better, I decided to double the piping and add it to the neckline...
Sewing the two piping pieces together
using my piping foot.
The two double rows of piping before insertion
This wardrobe has only one dress in it and even though I originally planned for this dress to be plain, I realized that I do have another ivory dress in my closet (see it here) so when I saw the Chanel dress, I knew the embellishment would set it apart yet still allow it to work in this grouping.
May I also add that many times the details of a designer garment can be added to your pieces by taking the obvious embellishment and transferring it. That's what I did with this dress and that's what makes it look similar to the original.
A few more pics...okay we took alot of pictures today so I'm sharing them with you! *LOL*
Back view showing the embellishment
Dress with RTW pale yellow cardigan
Dress with Burda 8869 cardigan
Reaching for the Little Prince
Dress worn with Butterick 6002 jacket
Accessories in these pics:
Hamptons Weekend Straw Coach Bag and AK Anne Klein tie-up wedges, jewelry - Heidi Daus and Joan Rivers.
...as always, more later!