Well, I got over my usual button hole phobia and bit the bullet by finishing the 4 button holes (ok, we all have our fears, this is one of mine) needed to complete this project.
Funnily enough it was actually trying to pose this dress that presented more of a challenge. You see, the little lady due to wear this creation is 5 1/2 hours train journey away and not exactly available for a quick pose. Careful use of cushions has created hopefully an idea of what it looks like when worn.
I am really pleased with the silk lining, which is gives it that something extra. I literally had just enough in terms of length. Still, its meant that very little has been wasted. This fabric actually has “elvis” written on it interspaced with little guitars. Very cute rock and roll. I used it for a jacket I made a few years back and thought it would be such a shame not to make more use of the left overs.
I’ve added mother of pearl buttons purchased on my recent holiday to Croatia, I think they match really well.