To spice things up a bit, I made this dress high-waisted and added a quarter-circle panel in one side seam. I also put a small band across the panel to keep it mostly in check. Then I gathered the panel to the band; the result is a very luxurious, gathered detail that bursts forth just above the knee and cascades to the floor.
Iwas so excited about this dress that I set to work immediately. It went together easily, something our dresses don’t always do, and by the end of the day I knew it would be a winner!
Then, Melody suggested adding some bling — after all, Sophistication 2010 is eveningwear! So when we hit the fabric store looking for trim, I realized this would be perfect time to try out the super-sparkly rhinestone trim I’d always wanted to use somehow.