I first saw this dress on Pinterest and kept it on my list just in case an event should come up that I could wear it to.
Well, Mr. D and I were invited to a wedding and I thought, oh, I've got the perfect dress inspiration. It was too warm to wear the long sleeve version, so my version had to be for the summer and I didn't want to wear a strapless dress, so I changed things up a little. I looked at many patterns to try and figure out which would work best for me but in the end I went with McCall 6466 for the bodice.
I used Vogue 2902 for the skirt.
I wanted to go as vintage as possible as the vintage patterns tend to have a much fuller skirt than most of the patterns that are out there today. The only problem I had was when I went to do my second panel of sheer fabric, the fabric that I chose was not wide enough for me to cut a second panel piece. Hence, that is why I only have one sheer panel in the dress. To give the skirt the voluminous full look, I made a short underskirt of tulle and netting.
To finish off the neckline and armhole areas I used bias binding. I wasn't sure about it at first, but loved the look in the end.
I think I may be in trouble here as he loved it so much he wants more of them. I hope you all had a great weekend with lots of crafting. I know I did as I only finished everything about 15 minutes before I had to run and get changed for the wedding. There is nothing like working up to the last minute.