Saturday, September 27, 2014

Disco Ball

Standing out at one of Australia's top law schools is a difficult thing, but my daughter certainly looked for attention at their ball!

Her dress is inspired by luxury women's ready-to-wear clothing designer Joseph Altuzarra's evening range. The original outfit costs around $3000 Australian dollars.  Mine cost $183 and would have been less if I hadn't overbought the fabric.

I bought the metallic silk from The Fabric Store in Surry Hills.  I self drafted the top pattern which was pretty simple really.  The shoulder straps go through a single loop above the under arm seam.  The over-sized cowl is an Altuzarra signature.  I refused to add the draping to the front of skirt.  My daughter is too petite to take all the extra fabric.  The pattern for the skirt is Vogue 8928  which I've used previously for a dress for my younger daughter.

This outfit would not have been my first choice, but I'm quite proud of the result. My daughter loved it! She received plentiful comments on the night and her friends think the woman in the picture below still pinning and refining the night below is a sewing goddess.  I'll wear that crown for litter while longer!!