|The gorgeous necklace is from AVP Design|
Thanks to the Sarai from Colette Patterns, I now know what kind of silk it is, it is crepe de chine. She gave us a very useful fabric guide with swatches at the Mood seminar. I'm in love with this type of silk after using it to make my self dyed silk shirts with it.
I also think that I might have to lengthen the bodice next time, as the elastic sits a bit high. I did cut the straps a little short on purpose, so that when they stretch everything will be fine. Maybe thats why the elastic sits a little bit higher. Or maybe I have a longer torso (I felt the same about my Belladone dress).
For the straps I wanted something else, so I braided three straps togethers, luckily they were long enough so there was no need to make six straps. Turning them right side out was a bit easier with the help of a bobby pin as Tasia suggests, but it still took me a whole episode of Australia's Project Runway..
|Braiding the straps|
|Ahh yes, the seam ripper..|
The Sew-Along was very good, there were a lot of nifty tips and tricks and it definitely made it easier to sew up this dress.. I also find it very helpful to be able to see photo's of the steps instead of only drawings. Overall I'm super happy with this dress, it feels super floaty when I'm wearing it!
I will leave you with this super cute pic of my dogs..
|A very lazy saturday|