The gown is done. It’s the first time I lined black chiffon with anything other than black fabric and I love the effect. I need to work on improving my photography skills because I could not capture the shimmer of the gray charmeuse under the black chiffon. To me it looks iridescent. The pictures also couldn’t capture the sparkle of the rhinestones and beads.
The chiffon and charmeuse are polyester and purchased from Sarah’s Fabrics. The trim, beads and the rhinestones were purchased from M&J Trimmings. Yes, it took hours to sew on the trim and those tiny beads, but I enjoyed it. Busy hands relax the mind.
So where is she wearing this gown? She’s going to a dinner dance given by her husband’s fraternity to raise scholarship funds. They give scholarships to youths in Westchester County, New York. I asked her to send me pictures of her in the dress when she’s decked out. Hope she remembers.