Needless to say, the dress did not get finished during the month of festivities, then pictures had to be taken, and lots of other stuff got in the way. Well, it took me a whole lot longer to get through the photos than I expected.
But this weekend, I decided, enough was enough. I suppose I could have waited until Spring for a more weather appropriate time to share this cotton/silk blend dress. But instead, I will pretend I live in the Southern hemisphere, the sun is shining, and the weather is as balmy as it was the day these pictures were taken.
Just as a reminder about the construction of this dress, I prepped the pattern with a muslin, used bias strips of self-fabric to hem the sleeves, and reinforced the neckline and back opening edge with silk organza.
For a bit of embellishment, I beaded a collar to add to the dress. Now that I am finally getting around to posting these pictures, I have a mind to make myself a winter appropriate frock with which I can reuse the collar.
So, after many months, the dress finally feels finished (a project never really does until the pictures are posted to the blog)!
And now it is time to pull out my knitting needles. My latest Knit Picks order has arrived, and I can't wait to get started on a new sweater!
Dress: Made by me, “Anna” By Hand London
Collar: Made by me
Shoes: Franco Sarto