Mauve Knit and Hand-Dyed Silk Evening Dress (Medium - XLarge)
- Mauve Knit and Hand-Dyed Silk Evening Dress (Medium - XLarge)
This dress has an interesting story behind it. I started it as my dress to wear in my sister's wedding, selecting the fabric for the color as requested. It became clear that the fabric would wrinkle when packed, so I added a complete lining of nylon tricot! The portion of that project used in this evening dress is the full 4 gore skirt - so you might call it an Up-Cycle. I call it a project finally finished! I found the hand-dyed piece of silk in my purple bin that went perfectly with the mauve rayon/lycra jersey, but with a limited amount I came up with the one sleeve + off the shoulder look. This skews the seaming of the 'skirt' now a dress, but it falls in quite an interesting manner. I added a slot in the center front and center back seams which leads to the versatile ways it can be worn with the scarf as shown in the photos. Three bias strips of the silk are braided together to create the left shoulder, while the Angel flared sleeve is in the right side. A skinny bias piping adorns the very top edge of this very pretty dress - to which there is VERY little fit.
Cross-Posted to Sell.
SIZE: Medium - XL
Please check Finished Garment Measurements as found below against those of a similar garment in your wardrobe of which you like the fit. I want you to be happy with your purchase from me, so 'A Londa Original' garments (except Sweatshirt Jacket Makeovers) are returnable - see my Return Policy.
FIBER CONTENT: Rayon/Lycra Jersey with nylon tricot lining + silk trim, sleeve.
CARE: I recommend gently hand wash and line dry. A touch up with iron will be needed.
FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS
Length of right shoulder to hemline: 36"
Length of left side seam: 26"
The back length is slightly longer than the front - on purpose for a graceful silhouette.
Sleeve length: 13"
Circumference at bust level at undearm: 39" stretches to 43" bust level:
Circumference at natural (belly button level) waist:
Circumference at hemline: 1106" - this is VERY full - VERY dance-able!