versus my interpretation...
...for $60.67. Yeah I'm leading with that because I couldn't buy the dress, it wasn't offered in a plus size. Also because isn't that an awesome price for a made by me designer interpretation!?!
TNT dress pattern with pattern alterations described in this post.
Black ponte knit from the collection
Black faux leather from the collection but you can get an amazing assortment from Mood. Their prices are comparable to what I paid for my fabric.
14" invisible zipper - cut down from a 22" zipper
black faux leather piping - made by me 15 years ago
black bemberg rayon lining - from the collection
This dress took several days to complete due to the intricacy of the original dress' design. All the design decisions were discussed in this post. I'm really thrilled with how the dress turned out. As always when making one of these designer interpretations, there comes a point when I'm knee deep in the middle of construction, that I get scared that all of my changes won't end up looking like the original. Thank goodness it did!
So a few more pics...
Recap of the Sewcation ~
I thought I would start with one of the completed pieces and then do a full recap post, so look for it later in the week. I will also answer any questions left then. I go back to work tomorrow though I really could have spent one more day at home to work on one more dress. There's several things from my "Sewcation To Sew List" that didn't even get looked at so I will be working on them for the rest of the month. Thank goodness there's another three-day weekend in two weeks so I can scratch a few more items off my list.
...as always more later!