The burgundy came first. It was a mystery fabric with great drape yet weight. I think it's slowly shrinking in the wash.
Next came the silk sari with vintage mother of pearl buttons.
Finally the lavender wool for my friend. When she tried my burgundy dress on this summer she promptly turned to me and said, "My birthday is March 12th." Over Thanksgiving break, she came and we chose fabric and zipped it up so she could take it to her college Christmas party.
|POCKETS!!! The cause of much squealing when they were discovered.
- I can't remember what size I made but I'm 5' 10" and I added about six inches to the skirt. For the silk I added about an inch to the top pieces so it would be more blousey.
- Did a facing for the front opening instead of the ties.
- If you remove the ties buttons and loops work better than a hook and eye. Personal experience speaking. :)