Needless to say I need to wear some appropriate underwear with the dress (to remove my tummy bulge ), but here is the "no makeup", version of the look I hope to achieve next weekend for the party.
My first version of this dress, I lined the whole dress, despite the pattern only requiring the bodice to be lined. Because I left out the zipper I needed to work out a way of creating a facing that would stretch if necessary, so made my facings from the same fabric. To create these, I just took the original back and front pattern pieces and drew a new back and front facing and attached it as shown in the top right-hand photo.
This dress has been made entirely from my stash, and an up-cycled kaftan that I would never have worn. There are no notions other than thread. Total cost is probably less than £4.00, not bad for a party dress.
I still have lots of the black and gold fabric left over and I am sure there might be an evening jacket lurking in there somewhere.
Catch you later..............