I had a dinner to go to for my fiance, so you know what that means, sewing another dress. This one is my second version of Simplicity 5707, a pattern from 1964. (see my first version here). I used a hot pink silk dupioni, from my local fabric store. The dupioni had a shiny side and a more matte textured side, I chose the latter, for a more casual look.
I was planning on making version 3 which has sleeves, but as soon as I put the sleeves on, it looked like a bridesmaid dress. So off with the sleeves and went with just the simple sleeveless look.
The bodice is lined with leftover rayon bemberg, and I even added a waist stay. I used the quick lining method from threads.com. It looks very neat and professional. I wanted to wear the dress inside out.
I started cutting out this dress on Sunday night, thinking I had plenty of time to finish it for the event on Thursday. While I was cutting out the last piece of facing, I must have pulled my back, and could barely move. I couldn't sew again until Tuesday, and had to recruit my Mom's help to cut the bodice lining. Somehow I finished on Wednesday, and my sewing injury had healed. I think this dress was worth the pain! Ever have a sewing injury?