She had saved this photo from a magazine, a straight V-neck dress with a ruffle, Kate Spade silk dress. apologies for the wrinkly picture. She wants something a little more wash and wear.
Below is the fabric for the first dress, black and white polyester crepe? not really sure, has a bit of texture and is quite nice. The choices for anything other than tropical or quilting fabrics are limited. If I lived here I would be doing more web shopping than I already do. This is my vacation sewing machine - bought on a whim a couple of years ago. A lot more quiet than my Singer machines (but they sew better).
For a simple V-Neck sheath dress, here is the pattern I am using New Look 6643
The one issue that I am contending with is this fabric tends to unravel or be very messy on the cut edges and I do not have a serger. I experimented with some of the binding stitches on the machine, including the overlock which seemed promising, but made kind of a lumpy roll. So I bought some of the Dritz Seams Great.
Perfect solution. Covers the edge, Sheer, soft and gives a great finish without adding any stiffness.
That's all the sewing for today. Time for a swim.
Here is today's SunnyGal garden photo, not in a garden, but a giant arrangement of white orchids. Close up of just a portion, hard to believe they are real.