I had my client select from about 15 different brocade swatches. She picked a beautiful cream and gold rayon/lurex brocade I found for her at Mood Fabrics. We did a very simple pleated bodice with a V back, midriff band and full length skirt. I made the skirt slowly flair out toward the bottom so she has enough room to move her legs around without having to give the back of the skirt a slit. I also have the dress a 3" hem so that it can be easily lengthened if it happens to be too short.
I lined the dress with a very lightweight anti-static poly lining - it's Fall - the air is dry and the last thing I want is for this dress to get static cling.
My dress form is a little tilted in these pics - I took them in a little bit of a rush before shipping the dress:
|Front and Back view|
|Pleated V-neck Bodice|
|I love the hanger appeal of this dress!|
|Back zips up with an invisible YKK zipper|