Another wedding, another outfit :) After I accidentally shrunk my red silk dress (and possibly gained some Christmas pudding), I had to make a new outfit. What a shame! lol
I wanted simple, yet dressed up, but also with the potential to dress down slightly. I think I achieved that.
The skirt is Ottobre 5/2007 #18. Fabric is Dupion Silk from Spotlight that was on sale for $8/m - thankfully, as it is normally $30/m.
I lined the skirt with cotton voile as the wedding was in the middle of summer. This made it beautiful to wear.
The top is Burda 11/2008 #113 in a poly/chiffon fabric, also on sale for $8/m. What a bear to work with!! OMG! It slipped and frayed and was a real pain in the behind. Until I mixed up some starch and painted all my seam allowances to make them stiff enough to work with. Worked like a charm.
As the chiffon was very see through, I made a camisole from the cotton voile. I had picked up a copy of the Kwiksew Lingerie book at the markets late last year, for a grand sum of about 50c.
To finish the outfit I wanted a thin black belt and a silver bag. The op-shop came to the rescue for me, with both :)
A friend gifted me the gorgeous necklace.