I don't know what possessed me to make this dress when I'm not going any place suitable to wear a dress this fancy for the foreseeable future. But I do know that I loved making it and I'm excited to be able to wear it to drink some sort of cocktail in eventually. I guess I had an urge to work with a piece of really beautiful fabric which this Liberty print silk satin certainly is. After making somewhat practical clothing for quite some time it was refreshing to put my sewing skills to the test making this and bring out all those refined techniques.
This is the Sicily Slip Dress from Sewing Patterns by Masin. What a great pattern this is. It is a bias cut slip dress with cowl neck and super skinny spaghetti straps. There is a second view which is sleeveless if you'd rather a wear a bra with straps. The simplicity and elegance of this style is... [read more]