My Silk Dress

I am finally posting pictures of the dress I made back in either October or November. I had been wanting to make a dress for a while, but I was having trouble finding material that I liked. Finally I decided I was going to splurge and buy some dupioni silk. When the lady at the cut counter scanned in the fabric she said it was 70% off! So my splurge dress became a discount dress and I was able to buy some cream silk and pearl buttons. I altered a pattern I had for a tailored suit-like dress and made it a gathered waste and added some sleeves. The most difficult part was trying to manage the fray-ness of the silk (Fray-Check became a lifesaver!) In the end, this is what turned out:

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