A Dress to Wear at a Wedding
My last Fabric Mart mystery bundle included a soft bamboo knit in beige. On a whim, I had also purchased an Anna Sui lace in black. I realized that I could line the lace with the bamboo knit and end up with a wedding appropriate dress. I decided to make a fixed wrap dress, that is a dress that looks like a wrap dress, and is constructed the same way, but I stitch down the edges of the dress permanently. I have made several dresses just like this.
I pt down another of my wrap dresses down on the fabric and used that as my basic pattern. First I cut the lace, and then i cut out the lining. The lining has lots of stretch to it so I cut it a bit smaller than the lace. I cut fish eye darts in just the lace and not the lining fabric, so the dress actually has some shape to it.
I have to think a bit about what to wear as a wrap. For jewelery, I have lots of bronze colored pearls which will be perfect.