DN had her 21st last weekend and my dilemma was the usual, “what to wear?”.
I had a few ideas in my head but what resulted was a TNT dress in blue shot silk. The fabric was a remnant pieces so I doubt it was real silk. It was cost $3/m.
The fit was good but I will lower the neckline because it’s too high for the v to be elongating.
Simplicity 9747 is the pattern I used. It has french darts at the front and I was able to take out some of the fullness under the dart point.
The back darts were added in after I put the dress together. I can now make it fit better without it looking too wide.
I love using invisible zips for dresses. They are just too easy.
The blue neck edge was my first play with the neckline.
So since the party, I think cocktail dress for 21 year olds means = no jeans an t-shirt.
Nice work, but I have to confess that I liked the trim option that you didn't go with. I agree that dress codes are not what they used to be. My niece's wedding invite said “semi formal” – I wore a silk suit and was soooo over dressed. Some of the young people wore jeans! I guess the semi was the most important word.
That's a good point on dress codes Gail.