I'm calling this my 'Rom Com' dress. You know the story. Boy meets girls, initial attraction, boy displeases girl, misunderstandings are overcome, girl loves boy and they live happily ever after.
Translated into sewerlese the story goes. Girl is instantly attracted to fabric which is not conventionally handsome but definitely attention seeking. Fabric does not behave as planned. There is not enough of it for starters, forcing girl to sew shoulder panels across the cross - not recommended for silk faille. And to the definition of silk faille...Heavy in weight yet maintains a shallow, graceful drape...we must add ##@@!! slippery and full of static, beware of cutting error! Pattern Butterick 5415 runs large and long. Much snipping and trimming and repeated unpicking brings dress into a loveable state.
Getting to know my rom com dress better. We quite like each other now, but remaining static electricity in the fibres (is it actually silk?) leaves me unsure about any happy ever afters. Worked well for Casual Friday. Not casual I know, but not corporate is the best a suit can do.
Weight loss is progressing well, 3 kgs lighter and 2cms smaller. I've finished my daughters lace skirt, but won't have a photograph until the weekend. Next up...something with princess seams as I think this might be the easiest garment to downsize.
Love to hear about your own "Rom Com" dresses. Happy sewing.