A bit blurry, but here are the dress and jacket I
made am making--obviously the hem is not finished!
I'll be wearing my hair down so here's a pic to show the collar. While I love the color and fabric, and the outfit is very "me", what I don't like is that this beautiful silk brocade wrinkles like mad. Disappointing, but this outfit will have to be seen at another event where photos immortalizing me in wrinkled clothing are not going to be taken.
Here is the alternate dress. The smoky blue and satin/chiffon textures I really like. I bought myself some cleavage fillets but you can see the dress is really low cut.
A piece of black lace improves my comfort in this.
I will close the wrap front with a few hand stitches (it is only pinned here).
...And craft myself a modesty accessory from the lace. The armholes also need attention as the dress is a bit too tight there. With these alterations I think it will be a good choice for this MOB. I'd be happy to hear any feedback.