I kept the back the same, except instead of the knot ties, I just inserted a invisible zipper. Usually I have no trouble with invisible zips, but for some reason this zipper was a pain. I think it was the silk wanna-be fabric. It wasn't my friend.
I used a size 3 bodice and used the size 4 length on the skirt. I used two fabrics for the skirt a pink kona cotton for the underlay and this silk-look poly for the top. I extended the silk about 2 inches longer than the underlay. As I said, the wanna-be silk was a PAIN to work with. ug. It was fraying out of control. This type of fabric requires french seams on the sides and a narrow hem. Which I really like, but I guess I just need more practice (and a finer needle) to get the fabric to not look so tortured. Don't get me wrong, it's gorgeous and has a beautiful drape, I just don't want anyone to examine my seams too closely.
At this point I was feeling like I had removed the essence of the knot dress, and I needed to bring more back into the design. So I decided to add a knot at the neck. I took pictures of how I added this detail and will have a tutorial up in the next week!Recognize the stretch lace? (and the bird fabric for the dress too) I used CINO's felt bow tutorial for the bow.
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