I was in need of a black dress and realized that I did not have one that fitted. So I made this one on a very tight deadline. It is made of 100% silk taft. Taft is a very stiff fabric but only in one direction width vise and therefore I cut the pieces the other way so that the stiffens goose length vise. I used my standard (self drafted) bodice but made the neckline lower and squarer. It has an invisible zipper in the side and a black shell button. Did I say that I love it.
The umbrella is the one we used on our wedding day in the morning before the sun arrived, Isn’t in beautiful.