One down, one more to go!

Now that I’ve finished my circle skirt, it’s time to start on the other project I had in mind when I got my fabric and other materials from Pins and Needles.

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The snake print voile was fabric that my OH had, I’m not sure exactly where it came from, and while I’m normally not a big fan of snake print materials, the iridiscence of the fabric itself makes for a great sheer layer over lining.

I had already decided on making a maxi dress out of it, and lucky for me, I already bought a pattern which I can use for what I have in mind.

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Simplicity pattern #2579, £4.03 from sewingoodsaccesories

I have already decided that to give it a little extra touch (which gives each of my garments a little something extra special) to put an exposed contrasting dark grey zip instead of the hidden zip which would give it a more subtle, elegant look. I imagine it would be a great summer dress as well as one that I can dress up and wear to an evening event with the right accessories and heels. For a more casual look, the style itself will look somewhat like Suzannah’s in her Adventures in Dressmaking blog, although mine would be grey with snake print voile.

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Source: Adventures in Dressmaking

What are your thoughts on the dress? Would it be a good combination of colour for the lining with the voile for a maxi dress?

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