I did not have much time ahead and most of all wanted to avoid another flop. So let’s go with the known.
I bought 3m of dark blue silk muslin which was slightly transparent, so it was pretty clear a double layer would be necessary and decided to re-use the Butterick 6016. I have successfully tested it and thought that with the appropriate accessories, this would work.
Since I would need little bit of fabric for a purse, I cut out the skirt in double, the bodice lining is in black cotton-silk sateen. It also helps to maintain the form more than the muslin itself.
The sewing went quite smoothly, I did not use any interfacing fearing it would be visible on the inside. I only used organza strips to maintain the fabric around the zip and a bias strip to maintain the waist.
The skirt is baby-hemmed…
actually no, the baby hemming is not completed: when testing it I realized it made the hem rather stiff, so I only folded the fabric once. Fortunately, the muslin almost does not fray, so this should work without problems.
Et voilà, my first silk dress completed.
And in action! Unfortunately, it was quite cold that day, so I was wearing a black jacket over it.
Inspiration: matching my new hat
Pattern: Butterick 6016
Pattern changes: the same as on the wearable muslin
Fabric: dark blue silk muslin
Notions: probably none :o)
Time to Complete: 1 week
Total Cost: 49 EUR
First Worn: my cousin's marriage