Laying in bed this morning, I started to think about another dress to try, which got me out of bed early1
. I really like the fabric I found at Mill End2
The fabric is a pretty thick brocade, which would work really well for the skirt on this lucluc skater dress
, which is made out of a very thick polyester - it almost looks like a sports/performance/polypropylene fabric3
I don't want a sleeveless chicken-wing dress, so I was thinking what I could do differently with the bodice. A cheongsam top might look ok, and doesn't have the set-in sleeves that would cut into my shoulders, but I couldn't fit them together well in my mind, and making the sleeves longer à la the 40s dress I just tried
didn't thrill me, either. I looked at some of my dress idea images this morning, and liked the neckline on this one:
I think the neckline could work really well with that skirt. And I could probably change the sleeves if necessary. And I could possibly add the pockets on the curved waistline and delineate everything with some sort of contrasting trim 4
Now I just need to draw this and croquis it!1. Yay!
2. Which will, of course, probably be gone by the time I get there.
3. I also found it interesting that the red and black versions have a completely different waistlines.
4. The double bias tape on cheongsams?