A friend brought me a piece of green tafetta from a trip to Thailand. I was going to a formal event, and wanted to use it. Since there was not enough yardage for a long gown, I used some chiffon to coordinate the top to the skirt. I embroidered the middle piece, and applied crystals to fancy it up.
I ruched the chiffon over the bust of the pattern, and added a strap diagonally over one shoulder. I wanted the skirt to be fancier, and got the idea of pinching up the centre front from a dress that I saw in the store.
Thanks to my hubby for photography.
Pattern or design used: My own design - emerald princess
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Fancy Fabric Contest
Upload a photo of a special occasion garment you’ve made from one
of the following fabrics by 11:59pm ET, January 4th, 2010.
Satin, Lace, Beaded fabrics, Sequined fabrics, Embroidered fabrics, Sparkled fabrics, Metallic fabrics, Brocade, Velvet, Shantung, Organza, Taffeta, Charmeuse and Lamé.
Be sure to include details about your garment including what fabric you used and the techniques you used in constructing your garment.
We’ll choose the top 5 finalists based on the mastery of construction techniques shown and the design that best accentuates the fabric being used.