Timeline: summer of 2014, two days of sewing
Patterns Used: Simplicity 1873 for the bodice; the skirt is hand-drafted
Fabrics Used: orange faux suede from Joann; orange polyester (lining) from my stash
Embellishments: lace from Joann, pieced together; buttons from my stash, 22″ invisible zipper
My favorite part: the vaguely-vintage vibe and the color
Techniques: this was my very first invisible zipper (I’m obsessed now), blind hem (hand-stitched)
This dress ended up way too small for me so I gave it to one of my friends (whose style it matches perfectly) and, I have to say, it looks way better on her than it would have on me.