March 1, 2011
The above photo is my inspiration dress. Sweetheart, A-line with a slight mermaid shape, fitted with a natural waistline, and lace detailing. This is the type of dress I seem to be drawn towards right now. No ballgowns, no yards and yards of fabric, no pick ups galore. Maybe some draping at the bust if I decide to go with a satin or chiffon. I am excited to try and make a muslim draft of something like this (which should be fairly easy to do!). I am planning on a silk satin or silk charmeuse for the lining. I just hope I can find the "right" lace fabric in LA somewhere.
Ignoring the top, I like the shirt part of this dress with the ombre chiffon fabric and the curly hem. I would drop the waistline and make it not so poufy!