Another awards dinner. What a social whirl wind my life is! Ha. It is. So. Not. But it did mean that another dress required.
The wonderful online sewing community* gave me courage to cut into a silk chiffon that has been in my stash for far too long
*Thanks @bimbleandpimble for hosting #bpsewvember!
This fabric was perfect for this style (Burdastyle 03/2015 #121)
Lining a silk chiffon dress would have been an excellent idea, but instead I purchased a short RTW slip in black.
The black slip ends just above the mid thigh side slits (where my fingers are in the photo below), but all the horizontal lines in the fabric mean it’s not a sharp cutoff line
The only things I did differently to last time was to omit the in-seam pockets and use self made bias rather than a facing for the neckline. The V was a bit tricky. Best not to look too close on the inside. Oh and I also used a selvedge strip to reinforce the zip opening.
I tried not to over stress about pattern matching at seams (impossible shifty fabric to cut out..), so I’m pleased that it turned out not too bad through the centre back zip
So that’s me using the same pattern again… I’m even thinking of making a third version of this dress in a knit. Apart from basics like pencil skirts, I never do that. Have I inadvertently got older and wiser? Heaven forbid!