My 2nd Dress has finally begun in construction. I'm using a Vera Wang poly-blend shantung-- i particularly love the floral print, in that it is geometric yet still soft in form. I love shantung material because it makes great stiff shapes while, again, still being soft and flowy. I'm going to fully line the dress in a dark purple material, either shantung or crepeon sheer. I hope you all like it when it's finished!
Here is a close-up of the fabric. i love this print!!
This is the pattern for the Bodice front. I had to slash from the dart leg to the side seam and spread the pieces in order to make the shirring. You have to add more fabric into any pattern in order to make gathers or any added volume.