Its going to be a bit more of a challenge now...
So I started thinking about my options, and realised I could make a skirt with panels... and I remembered this skirt:
I had recently done a Full Bust Adjustment on this pattern to give me a bit more room, and I thought that this, with a V neck instead of a scooped neck, would give me the look I was after:
Gee I wish I was still this size....
So - the dress will have an empire line, with the blouse ending under the bust, and the skirt with the shaped seam lines will continue from there to just under my knees. I'm pretty happy with this design, and I'll have enough fabric to make it happen! Hooray!!
Also, my shoes arrived - and they are a FABULOUS match!
I also got a beige/sand coloured clutch bag
And Bobbie, from Madly Hatted Millinery, who I commissioned to make my fascinator, has made a start, collecting these bits:
See the little scrap of fence I sent her to get colour matches from
Now that I'm feeling much better I'm pretty sure I'll have the dress all but done this weekend, so you can all excitedly look forward to next weeks post where I will show you the Melbourne Cup Horsey Dress!!!
Thanks for your patience over the past few weeks.