This is the stretch silk charmeuse fabric I dyed last night hanging out in a fare facsimile of the finished convertible dress. Fabric that is cut on the bias–as the skirt of this dress is–must hang for a while to acquire it’s proper drape.
The hanging process inevitably causes my well-calculated waist opening to become too large no matter how much I try to compensate by subtracting inches from my calculations. I couldn’t sew the entire garment together to begin with as I didn’t have thread that would dye to the color of the fabric. Therefore the pieces that make up the ninety-inch-long straps are basted together.
I’m trying to decide which color to place at the bust-line and, once sewn together, I may over-dye the whole thing again with chartreuse to liven up the olive-grey green at the bottom and to make the blue a little greener.