Material: 4 yards polyester (feels almost like a taffeta - thin and papery) from Fabrics R Us
Pattern: Bodice from Butterick 5182, self-drafted skirt (120 x 45" rectangle)
Difficulty: Intermediate bodice, easy skirt
Time: ~8 hours over 3 days (had fit issues with bodice) and still need to insert the zipper
Paisley Gown DIY
My favorite part - the drapey effect of the top
Little pleats for the skirt
High back for full coverage
Though I loved the sleek look of this, I knew that every midsection bulge would show in this type of silhouette. I also made the "keyhole" in the bodice much smaller in mine.
I'm planning on curling my hair and pulling it into a low side bun a la Carrie Underwood:
2 more weeks until the event!