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Saturday, May 5, 2018

I Love Calla Lillies Dress

for MeMadeMay'18, Day #5.

~ rhally I do ~

I made up this dress from scraps of dark navy chiffon, maybe 8 years ago.  There was just enough to do it, without sleeves.

~ here it is without me ~

~ close up of bodice front diagonal pieces ~

You can see how one of the front diagonal pieces extends down the entire front of the dress to the hemline. 

~ and close-up of bodice back ~

But the bodice back only went to the empire waist-line so more piecing was involved.  Putting it together was kind of like a jigsaw puzzle.

Then I found this deep green bit of chiffon scarf and had enough to split it in two to make sleeves.  Plus I was able to use its lovely hand-rolled hem for the edges.

~ my Grecian goddess slip ~

This is the black chiffon slip I'm wearing underneath made from a scrap of fabric I had on hand.

 And as always, my parting shot of shoes and sox...
~ ebay Doc Martens Oxfords ~

 'til later



  1. I love finding the bits for things. I also really really love finding things that already have hems. And calla lilies make me think of Katherine Hepburn.Now I will think of you.

    1. Yes, when it all comes together. Going into the vault for MMM already!

  2. This is sooo legant! Xo Jazzy Jack

    1. ...or elegant, whichever you prefer.

    2. Oh yes, LeGant is my favorite. But I know most people prefer the ele - version. Thanks Jazzy Jack.