Looks complicated? it was a bit. I have not put a zip in an evening dress for about 17 years. I pinned it, tacked it, pinned the lining out of the way so that I did not catch it under the machine and it was OK. I had this in mind while I did it...
That sort of helped me through it and I thought if I dance fast enough people won't be looking that closely!
Next I made a rose corsage for the waist to give it the totally 50's look. I found some jewel buttons/beads in my sewing basket that came from an old lampshade to place in the centre. This level of detail made up for the zip imperfection and balanced my karma.
The sun came out (with some strong winds) so I did a twirl in the garden for you with under five photographers and a pair
of work shoes!
Thanks for reading and keeping me going on this interim sewing project. Jo xx