Valedictory: bidding farewell, this weekend, to secondary schooling.
Just an exam or two (or in Felicity’s case, about 14!) and it’s all over. So lets go out in style.
Pattern: Burdastyle 06/2016 #106
Size: 34 – 42, I made a 40, sort off, with an FBA, slightly larger waist, a bit higher through the back, plus a swayback adjustment. In other words, I adjusted the pattern to fit….after several muslins.
The outer fabric is a digital printed polyester chiffon from my local fabric store: Ferrier Fabrics. It had a slight crepe-y feel and wasn’t totally terrible to sew with, like polyester chiffons are wont to be.
The inner bodice/underlining was constructed from a remnant of navy polyester taffeta, leftover from an evening dress I made and wore when I was pregnant with Felicity (lots of lovely memories sewn into this dress!). The skirt was lined to mid thigh with acetate lining in navy. I used a simple A-line skirt shape for the lining.
It’s a good design: boning in the bodice give the structure needed, and then the draped and twisted and crossed over, over bodice, adds the softness.
I did the cross over opposite to the design, because this worked better for Felicity.
It was a very lovely evening. Even bad iPhone photos taken in the semi dark can’t take away the smiles!