Recently my cousin got married and the wedding was a black tie event. Seeing as I don't really dress up super fancy that often I didn't have a lot of wardrobe choices for the big day. So as usual, I decided to make a dress. It had to be a fancy fabric so instead of using the usual cotton or cotton spandex I ventured into the world of shiny silk taffeta. I already had a loose sketch of this future dress I wanted to make. I headed to the garment district to find silk taffeta in two pretty shades of blue and white. I used the white as the inside triangle, the darker blue as the outside triangle, and the light blue turquoise for the whole of the dress. I knew it was going to involve a lot of hand stitching (12 triangles!!!) to make it a more "couture" garment. It ended up being very time consuming but turned out great!!
White triangles sewn to dark blue triangle and basted on dress