This is the best shot of the piping, which was intentionally very fine.It's funny, but when Sophie said recently that she was still happy with a garment that took quite some time to make, I didn't relate. I often find that the more I work on a garment, the less I love it in the end. I think this is the problem with this dress. I often wear the simpler garments that I make most - tanks, dresses, simple skirts.
Pattern: Simplicity 1801 $7 inc part shipping
Fabric: 2m silk chiffon from The Fabric Store, on sale $30
Lining: 1.5 m navy silk cotton also from The Fabric Store on sale $20
Invisible zipper and thread $5
Total: $63 Ouch!