Late addition


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I bought the fabric for this just before Christmas and I’ve been putting off sewing it ever since. It was quite expensive fabric and I also bought underlining and lining fabric, because it is very slippery silk and translucent between the roses.  Anyway, I’d decided that it was too late and then regretted that, so at about 10pm last night I chose a simpler pattern than I’d originally planned and got cutting.  Less than 24 hours later, I have a dress! It is rather fabulous. The fabric is so stunning and I’m afraid that my photography skills are never going to do it justice. It’s a black silk chiffon with the huge red and pink roses woven into it.  I underlined the tope part of the bodice with some silk organza and lined the body of the dress with silk habotai. The sleeves are left unlined. The dress is a simple A-line shift with a square neckline and very full sleeves gathered into the cuffs.

And now I really have to finish my knitting…