A Christmas dress for Heidi
Heidi had a forties themed party to attend this year and needed a new dress. I took inspiration from the cute creme/black shoes that she wanted to wear. The result was a pure wool (fully lined) hourglass, with microfiber velvet contrasts. For the back of the garment, I edged the zipper with 1/4" of the velvet on each side so it has an awesome little 1/2" stripe of black velvet up the back (and a sexy 4" vent) When I touched the microfiber velvet at the store, I thought "this is the one" It is scrumptious! Even though it ended up being extremely difficult to sew (microfiber velvet is VERY drapey and slides all over the place while you're trying to cut and sew it) I'm really happy with the outcome and Heidi looked gorgeous!