this dress wants to swing around. it never fully rests. if i take a step, it twirls. i think it's due to all the magical thick pleats...
my first thought was to outline the belt tabs in silver pyramid stud trim, but it began to look like a scene from grease... then i eyed my urbahnika native embroidered pins, eureka! now i have changeable trim, i just switch out the pins if i want a new look. but so far the native pins are the winner. they make the dress for me.
the pattern was a hoot. i really dig the rowley line, it makes you think, and the instructions lead you to a professional finish-- this is by far the best fully lined invisible zip i've ever done. i made view C, with the neckline from view B.
the mood sateen fabric is a nice weight, and delicious to work with. being the "Heat Iron To The Surface Of The Sun" kind of girl, i always test a swatch of fabric first. my crazy hot iron turned the fabric a shimmery purple, which apparently is what one calls "glazing". who knew. (claire schaeffer knew, that's who.) i was tempted to permanently glaze the dress when it was finished, as i always think i want some solids in my closet, and then realize (AGAIN) i'm a print girl... i could see adding some lace overlay to break it up, or maybe i'll just make up the pattern cape in lace? what do y'all think?