Blue-Green Emerald Brocade Dress
Ok so can I just say that I am so incredibly happy that this dress turned out. The entire time I was making it I kept thinking to myself “what the heck am I doing.” Haha, I’m just not used to using such thick fabric for dresses so I was not expecting it to work.
Turns out I was wrong because I love it! I actually think it might be one of my favorite dresses I’ve made so far. I love the brocade; because it makes the dress look so much more professional looking or something. I’m not really sure why but I’ll take it! Ha. I got it from Mood Fabrics for those that are curious.
The neckline is even despite it not looking as such. I just have a bad habit of pulling my dress down on one side.
Pattern-wise, I used the Elisalex dress from By Hand London and the only thing I changed was the poofiness of the skirt because it was HUGE originally. Like I was kind of blown away. haha, nothing wrong with poofy skirts but there is just no way I could have been able to pull off the original dress.
(And k that picture above? Try and ignore my like, sultry face going on. haha but it shows the poofiness of the skirt well.)
Above, a close-up of the fabric.
And just for fun, here’s the inspiration/mood board/whatever you’d like to call it: