I have had a busy time this week with moving my sewing space, working, sewing for the girls and getting ready for a last minute business trip!
I needed a little black dress for dinner & cocktails during my trip so I decided to sew this black cotton bamboo dress. I also needed a garment that can be folded and crammed in a suitcase as I always like to travel light with a carry-on suitcases for business trips. This was a another simple shift dress that I sewed by gathering the middle bodice for a better fit and detail. I sewed most of the seams on my serger and I had no issues sewing the bamboo cotton fabric - it was a dream to sew with. With this fabric I did not put in a zipper - I usually don't with jersey and bamboo so this dress was very easy to sew!
I also serged this silver oh so soft shawl for cooler nights. It is a knit fashion fabric that I got on sale!
I added the feather & beading trim by hand sewing. It was time consuming because the thread kept getting caught in all the feathers & beads but I did this when I was watching my fave show Top Gear so it wasn't too bad.
When I knew what kind of trim I wanted - I searched 3 fabric stores until I found what I was looking for! My daughter has asked me to sew a similar dress in white and I have started (a month ago) but I cannot find the white bead/ feather trims anywhere! Her dress will have to wait or I will have to create my own trim!
This will be my first business trip that I will be wearing clothes that I have made for my self! I finally have a few garments that I feel are sewn correctly and look great!
My inspiration for this dress came from the Chanel Spring Collection 2011. I love glamorous & glitz so this dress is perfect for Las Vegas! The city where I can wear my rhinestones during the day!!!
Have a spectacular weekend!!