|The front of the dress|
|Close up of the trim around the bottom edge|
|Close up of the neckline|
The dress needs side ties so I can tie it in the back. I swear, it looks pretty cute on but I need to make a slip for it because it is very sheer. You can tell that in the last photo. I cut up the pallu of the sari years ago and what was left of that is now the pink ruffle.
I've been on a Bob Ross kick the past few days so I've been hearing a lot about "happy accidents". With that in mind, I did accidentally sew the bottom ruffle so that the seam was on the front rather than the back like it should be. So, thinking in the "happy accidents" mindset, I added the sari trim to cover the seam on the outside of the dress. Honestly, I think it looks better this way. I really love the bit of *something* that the trim adds to the hem and it also helps to match the bit of trim I added to the neckline.
I still have some of the sari left - I'm thinking handkerchief skirt but we'll see. For the slip, I keep going back and forth between simple a-line out of cotton or a more fitted late Victorian-esque princess line slip. I can't decide on a color for the slip either. Lilac? Teal? Pink? White? There is a lot of yellow in the pattern so even that might look neat. I think I need to take a couple of scraps to Joanns and buy some cotton then decide on the shape for the slip.