The city where I live, is notorious for not having good fabric stores so all I could find was a marine striped neopreno type of fabric as tough as cheap. Left with no options, I got it. And in the course of the weekend, I traced the pattern of a spring summer dress. Cut it. Sew it. Decorated it.
The result is soooo cool I can hardly believe it! The fabric is so hard, that it keeps keeps the shape, giving extreme volume to the skirt. Plus, we Added some embroidery to the French sleeves, and (how not!) a touch of Valenciennes lace to the left shoulder to result on the cheapest fastest fanciest therapeutic project thus far this year!
The complete story goes however, that once I finish both dress, surgery overcome! My mother (as often) took it upon herself to improve the stitching of the bottom hem. So she took them back to her hometown supposedly just to redo the bottom. after two days, she called me, mad as ever, because oh surprised! Nothing matched and she had had to take it all apart. With the help of my aunt the dresses when I finally put back together and finished up better than ever.