(Dress with wrap. Isn't the color simply phenomenal on her!)
(I added a bow belt at Mrs. E's request to give a little extra back appeal)
(Dress without the wrap. Ha, you can see my head over her shoulder in the mirror!)
We used a GORGEOUS Dupioni Silk in the color Mint Cream from JRBSilks. This stuff is luxurious and at $30/yd it should be. I ended up interfacing all of it to give it more body and help eliminate wrinkles.
Here's the patterns......I used 2 patterns. I used Burda 7118 View D for her wrap! Went together super easy and I only interfaced one side of the wrap.
And McCall's 5893 for the dress. This dress was meant for a knit but I just changed it to work with an woven. I wanted a empire style that would flatter Mrs. E's figure. I ended up downsizing the skirt of the dress alot so it would be more fitted. I made the appropriate adjustments needed to fit it to my client. Of course I always make muslins when fitting my client so we worked through the fit issues fairly well. I used white satin of medium weight as a lining to give added body to the dress. Silk sure is really light. And I added a side zipper. The dress was super easy to put together.
I LOVE the way Mrs. E's outfit came together and most importantly she LOVES IT! She absolutely LOVES it!!! That feeling is exactly why I love to sew for other people. It's definitely work but the great results and smiles makes it worth it!!! It's cool to know one of my garments will be traveling down to South Africa to be worn on another continent:)