I have managed to complete Kim's "potential" prom dress. She gave me the treat of making her a dress. I am not positive if it will suit her taste or not, but tried to stick to the style, color, and length parameters that she gave me. This was my first attempt at a dress like this and I feel pretty pleased. I am sending it off to her today. I already mentioned to her that it is her dress and she may do as she pleases...once she's sent me a picture wearing it! lol. Of course, if it's not a winner, I could always make it into a rockin' skirt. lol. The material is a crepe back satin that I purchased from Fabric.com. I also used a China silk lining from them, for the midriff lining. I opted for another crepe back satin piece from Yardage Town for the bodice lining. The skirt is unlined. After three late nights putting this together, I'm looking forward to some BWOF (Burda World of Fashion) projects for myself. I'm thinking of signing up for Pattern Reviews "Mini-Wardrobe Contest". I'm just trying to work out which pieces to make to get maximum wardrobe combinations.
I'm off to see the Dave Mathews Band in Vegas this weekend, so my sewing won't be picked up until Monday. With a three-day trade show at the end of the month, I'll only have about 2 1/2 weeks to put complete the 4 pieces for the contest, but it's still worth trying. I haven't been great with making pieces that will coordinate with others. This will be a good project.
Have a great weekend everyone!