Okay peeps. I need some encouragement. Something along the lines of "it looks fabulous," "you're going to be a hit," or "absolutely stunning" will do quite well. Feel free to ham it up a bit if you'd like. =)
I am having a serious MEH moment. Why? The dress reminds me of penguins.
Bad ass kung fu penguins, but penguins nonetheless. Every time I look at the dress form, I have the urge to travel to Antarctica.
In addition to having penguin-itis, I'm not too sure about the placement of the peplum. When I basted the dress, I didn't include the peplum because I didn't think it contributed anything to the fit. But now, I don't think the peplum sits in the right area; it looks way too low. In the picture above, I've exaggerated the waist-nipping to show how I want the dress to fit.Maybe the weight of everything is bringing the seam down. The side back princess seam isn't stitched yet; I am trying to decide if I should bring up the peplum seam.
I've decided to go with adding a black neckband to the neckline and armholes. I think this will help to break up the white front panel.
Okay, maybe the dress isn't THAT bad. I do like mixing black and white, but I think the contrast might be too stark. I'm going to keep rolling with it since time is running out. If all else fails, I do have a back-up dress for the mixer. I can't work on this too much longer since I haven't even muslined the formal dinner dress.
Yeeeah. See. This photo is not helping. I was going to straighten my hair for the mixer. Maybe I'll leave off the gold belt.