I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day on yesterday. Mine was awesome. I have to admit that I'm loved and cared for on a daily basis. My husband and children make sure and for that, I'm truly blessed! My oldest daughter Amber wanted to do something special for me. She took me out for sushi and this is what I wore.
This is Vogue 1299 from Rebecca Taylor. This is a leftover from last summer that never made the cut. And I'd also picked up this chain print poly chiffon that I'd been stashing since last summer and decided this was a perfect time to use it.
It's been my experience that dress patterns like this are usually short-waisted. And I added an inch to be on the safe side. And I'm glad I did. I omitted the neck tie and pockets. And I added 3 inches to the hem. Since the dress is strapless, I went with a midi length. My rule is this: if you're showing skin on top, skin on the bottom should be minimal.
For my fabric, I used French seams and narrow hems. And I fully lined the dress. And I also made the suggested belt.
I would love to make this dress again. In perhaps a crisp white eyelet. Would I recommend it? If you're comfortable sewing things like French seams and narrow/rolled hems, it's no problem. I would say, proceed with caution. If you are a lady with a diminutive figure, the double set of ruffles could overwhelm your figure. Just be aware of that.