UPDATE: I wrote this post a few days ago, before the Christchurch earthquake. I don’t know what to day about the earthquake, and about what is happening in Canterbury. There are no words. So I’m just leaving the post as it is, and hoping that my prayers say enough.
This may be the most boring post ever (or at least the most boring post about Carolyn’s dress, which is not a boring project by any means!) because I completely forgot to take images of the second toile I made for Carolyn.
It’s really quite a pity, as the second toile us quite spectacular. I made it as a finished garment, because doing so was only a tiny bit more work.
Anyway, here is what I do have images of:
The fabric I used for the lower part of the skirt. Isn’t it drool worthy? It’s a crushed, patterned, rayon velvet that I picked up for almost nothing at an op-shop just a few weeks earlier.
It was partly so cheap because it had two large purple ink stains on it, but I was able to cut around them.
For the top of the dress, I used a silk shantung that I’d had around in my stash for years. Not very bridal, but definitely spectacular.
I built the bodice and the skirt on to a simple princess seamed base, which provided a smooth line and support for the whole dress.
Well, there you go, your little lack-of-excitement for the day. I promise the next post on this dress will be far more exciting!