Okay, I did say I was going to make this dress ages ago. And then, it went into the "it's-next-in-line" pile and then it went into the "soon-to-be-made" pile and then I forgot about it.
So, for those of you that require a refresher on my plans (What? You don't hang on my every word and memorize all my lofty goals for the future? What kind of crappy blog readers are you? Sheesh.), here goes:
a dress that I found on Vintageous. Cast your gaze upon its fabulousness over to the left. If it hadn't been so big in the bust, I would have snatched it up right then and there. But, alas it was not meant to be. So, I dabbed away the tears and formulated a plan:
The search for two similar (read: identical) fabrics ensued. My quest was arduous and all-consuming. I looked far and wide for lime green and avocado silk chiffon to no avail. Tired and weary, I finally conceded failure.
Then, as if sent from heaven, I found them (cue angels singing) - the perfect fabrics. Back in the day when Denver Fabrics was still Denver Fabrics (and not just a weird doppelganger of Fashion Fabrics Club), I received a sale email from them. Intrigued, I went to have a look-see at their fabric offerings and the rest, as they say, is history.
I purchased the two gorgeous silk chiffons on the right and my hopes for the project were renewed.
Unfortunately, this dress requires some sort of lining, because see-through silk + Shannon = police record. Well, trying to find lining fabrics in the appropriate shades was
I started to feel like that Ahab dude in Moby Dick and this dress was my white whale. I kept sneaking up on it, sure that it would be mine, only to be thwarted yet again. (Don't worry, I'm pretty sure this project won't ultimately lead to my death...I hope...I mean, I'm not some crazy obsessed person...I'm way more stable than that...!...Ishmael, hold me.)
However, as it turns out, patience was my friend. Slowly, over time, I was able to locate and purchase two silk charmeuses (charmeusi?) in the perfect matching shades from Fabric Mart. But, by the time I had collected all my materials, I no longer needed a formal dress. Drat!
Until now. It's Prom season, baby! And I am chaperone extraordinaire. So, I have to put this little lovely together by Friday, May 14th. That gives me just less than two weeks. Wish me luck.