I absolutely loved this fabric. It feels great and it looks great.
It was a pain to sew. It was an even bigger pain to cut.
I had mentioned I was going to use a pattern when sewing my dress. Then I ditched that idea and tried to wing it. I shouldn’t have done that.
In the end I am very proud of my dress, but of course there are quite a few things I would have done differently.
Let’s take a look at the dress again.
I attempted to make a triangle top, but I didn’t want it to be too tiny. The fabric slipped all over the place as I was trying to cut it, and sew it, so it took a lot of trial and error to get the top to look okay. Although this picture makes it look like I’m a little lopsided, I assure you I am not…it’s the wind, I swear!
I was originally going to have the straps cross over and attach to the back, but it didn’t look quite right. The top hung funny. Once I tied the straps into a halter, the top looked much better.
It’s an extremely comfortable dress, and I think it will work great for many different types of occasions. I guess I just better be mindful of which way the wind is blowing!
The fabric was on sale for $5/yd and I got 3 yards, of which I used most of it. I would estimate it took about 5 hours for me to draft a pattern, cut out the dress, and sew it. I will definitely buy silk charmeuse again if I ever see a print I like at a good price.