When I was in India two summers ago for my brother’s wedding, I bought a bunch of gorgeous raw silk for about $7/yard. This particular silk looks orange in one light and pink in others. The fabrics in India are AMAZING!
That summer, I was living in Vienna, and decided to sew this dress: (ignore crazy face I am making. This is the only decent photo I have of me wearing this dress that shows the whole thing):
I didn’t have a pattern, so I sort of made one up, based on some free patterns I found online. BTW, Burdastyle.com is a great online sewing resource. I also did not have a sewing machine, therefore every stitch in this dress is done by hand. This dress even has an INVISIBLE ZIPPER! Excuse me for a moment while I pat myself on the back some more.
OK. So clearly I need to take more BETTER pictures of this dress, but you get the idea. I am amazing and hand-sewed this gorgeous raw silk dress without a pattern and have actually worn it to two different events.
Have you ever sewn a dress?
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wow, you should be patting yourself on the back if you did that without a pattern! sewing silk is hard enough as it is…
I love it, Rachel! You are an inspiration!!
You look lovely. Great work on the dress. Please come share your talents at the weekly Bacon Time Anything Goes linky every Frid-Monday.
Thanks, Mindie! I will definitely link up!