Normally as soon as the beautiful weather appears, I like to banish the black and the wool from my wardrobe. Even if I end up chilly by the time the sun goes down, I would rather wear something to suit the sunny skies. Not to mention the fact that the winter-appropriate side of the closet gets tiresome after a few months, no matter how much I may love certain items contained therein!
So even though I am going to do my best to wear Spring things from here on out, I managed to finish my Ceil Chapman dress in time for Marin Symphony’s latest concert, and I really wanted to take her out for a spin before the heat made it impossible to wear a black wool dress. It actually turned out to be quite comfortable for April weather with the short sleeves.
The concert was magnificent, by the way! And an evening of Carmina Burana and Chichester Psalms somehow seemed like the proper event to debut this dress.
The issues with the invisible zipper on my latest Britex project gave me the courage to fix the zipper on this dress. And as a few of you mentioned, the problem was actually solved with minimal fuss. The most irritating part was picking out black thread on black wool. Thank goodness for that organza strip I used to stabilize the zipper, or else I might still be going at it with a seam ripper.
It really feels good to have finished this dress. I am not a complete failure! Whoo-hoo!
Not only can I now zip the dress up, I can do so all by myself! All it needed was a sturdy standard zipper!
Ring: Grandfather’s school ring
Hair Flower: Made by me
Clutch: Banana Republic