A little while ago I made a draped sleeve over dress pattern and a long chemise to go under it for a murder mystery party. The dress was lovely and I adore the sleeves, but it gave me an idea for a sleeveless gown for my LARP character. So I got to work :D
I used a printed poly cotton with tiny flowers all over it for the chemise, which I made with long sleeves and trimmed the cuffs with lace.
|I have mentioned how much I adore trim, right?|
I then made the dress up, leaving of the sleeves, in brown cotton. It was pretty but very plain for a party dress, so I put a wide green ribbon around the waist, and then I layered velvet rickrack over the top of that in a fawn colour.
|I laced it up with a narrow green cord to match the ribbon.|
|I love lace!|
|Here I am wearing it, at the meal.|
|Here's a side view, in case you are interested!|