I figured I should give you the construction details before I hit the one year anniversary of LBD 2.
I started out with watching the movie and taking a look at the dress that Andie drew.
Then I drew my own version. I already had some fabric in mind. A co-worker gave me some embroidered silk organza and my mom had passed on some heavy satin from some old lady’s fabric stash.
Next I hunted down a few patterns (why reinvent the wheel?)
McCalls 3225 for the halter, and Butterick 6057 for the over dress.
The construction went rather quickly, even though I don’t like sewing satins and sheer fabrics.
And now for construction vs. the judges results.
Judges: neck tie should be cut on bias for draping- in contrast to stiff over dress
me: The entire under dress, including the tie, was cut on the bias.
Judges: no back zipper, change to side for back continuity.
me: I thought about the back vs. side zipper. The issue was the fabric. There is less tension on the back zipper. I knew that a side zipper would have led to the organza shredding.