I have been planning on making this outfit since 2008 when I discovered the Modes Royale patterns. Of course other projects kept jumping in front of this one, and another designer made this before me, but I still was obsessed with making this design myself.
I really like the idea of the lace sheath under an overdress or redingote. I started thinking about other possibilities and I ended up adding a sash, and a straight skirt to create four different outfit options.
I wanted to make this outfit for last year's "Every Day a Holiday" convention, but I didn't like my first attempts.
Here is my 7th attempt. It took a lot of tries to get the skirt to look the way I wanted it to.
I changed the lace on the sheath, and I like the way the pink underlining shows more.
I think the sheath looks beautiful with the matching sash.
Here are all four pieces combined into two great outfits.
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