Merry Christmas everyone! I finished my ball dress for the Swing Sesh White Christmas Ball. The Swing Sesh is my swing dancing school, and it was a night full of big band jazz, pretty white dresses and dapper gentlemen (mostly in white!). This was my effort, based on McCalls 5036, from 1959. The pattern called for a lace overlay over the yoke but I adapted it into a strapless gown with a boned bodice instead.
The fabric is from Ikea! A sturdy drill, I embellished the bodice with beaded stars to make it a bit more dressy. After my debacle with the Brown Birds dress, this one is sturdy enough to last for another 50 years!
I also covered a pair of plastic wedges in the fabric to make matching shoes! It was my first time covering shoes and I was really happy with the result.
There are many more pictures on my blog, Whipstitch Sewing.