Readers, I am so happy I finally have a beautiful backdrop for my pictures. It is a garden pass that goes around our house in Nicosia, and the plants are green and blooming all year long.
The dress is quite cool (not hot), although being made of tweed may suggest the the opposite. Silk tweed is only somewhat bulky and not hot at all. I used silk charmeuse lining and quilted the entire dress, as in Chanel jackets. It was a necessary step since the tweed was very loosely woven. I won't bore you with more construction details now, which I will share in a separate post.
Posing for images is not my thing, really. I guess I should take lessons from Rachel (Rachel, if you are reading it, you should draft a post on modelling). Here, I almost fell, trying to assume some natural looking body position while trying to stand on one foot. What was I thinking...
Now, a few Me-Made facts, and I decided to use a template here, which you can use and adjust for your Me-Made posts if you want:
When was the garment made?
I made this dress in May this year
What patterns and materials were used?
I used Burdastyle pattern #112 02/2014, but eliminated peplum sleeve after making a muslin. I used a loosely-woven silk tweed from B&J Fabrics in New York and sand color silk charmeuse.
Material cost was about $80-$90.
How often is it worn?
When the temperatures are under 100F, I wear it quite often, or at least once a week.
Where do you wear it?
To some casual events, fabric shopping (of course), visits to friends. For me it is not a dress I would wear at home.
How does it work with the rest of the wardrobe?
Since it is just a dress, I only need accessories to compliment the look, and I already had matching shoes and a belt.
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