The “I Want to Wear A Red Dress and Twirl at the Eiffel” Dress
Fabric: Peach skin, purchased in Kluang; Malaysia (USD3/m)
Pattern: None, self-drafted
Notions: Lace (USD1.60/yard), and conceal zip.
Time to complete: 8 hours
First worn: For photos at SBG
Wear again? Yesyesyes!!!
Total price: Approx USD8
This red toga is a multi-challenge dress. It was intended for the Red Challenge. I always wanted a red dress that I can twirl in, at the Eiffel, which translate to the Local Colour Challenge too. Since I want a twirl-y dress, the skirt has to be at least a half circle, which is just enough to twirl! So here it is in the Circle Skirt Challenge.
I did not get to twirl at Eiffel, but in front of the Burkill Hall in The National Orchid Gardens at The Singapore Botanic Gardens. If you are visiting Singapore, you should spend a lazy afternoon at our Botanic Gardens!
This is my first attempt at drafting and making a toga. The pleats were intended to be more drapey but I mis-handled the pattern which results in the pleats-pleats. Still, I’m quite pleased with the final fit and look.
Here’s the lace details on the shoulder joint. It looks a tad like a bandage so I will most probably alter or add some fabric flowers on it.
More of the dress story on my blog :)