Me neither, lol but I've been to a few cocktail parties ya kno! When I first saw this Grecian inspired dress, by Cynthia Rowley I knew I had to make it. I loved the one shoulder idea, it's so Roman-like.
I always kept this photo I saved from asewnwardrobe blogpost for inspiration.
I love the color combo, even the shoulder strap and that bag!
I definitely had to go to P.R. to check out the reviews on construction. Believe me,
once I cut out those pattern pieces for the skirt section, they did look pretty weird to me.
I cut a 14, but made a few needed alterations. I did a fba on the bust so the waistline
placement could be correct. Then I added a few inches to the midriff section as others advised
so it wouldn't be too short! I also decided not to use the shoulder strap.
The skirt portion has this odd big dart in it, that could lead to head scratching
along with a few oddly placed pleats. (it really didn't look symmetrical) But don't fret,
somehow it goes together wonderfully, and the dart is actually hidden
so it works out! I'm a sucker for pockets as you know so that's a plus.;-)
To create the bubble-like shaping, there's an interfaced facing, shaped in a ring that's
added to the hemline
and slipstitched in place. I opted to just use steam-a-seam instead.
It's a winner for me, I've worn it twice already and I've gotten great compliments.
Very fun to wear in fact, I'm making it in white, for an all white party coming up!