Here is the official photo of the Korea dress. It's kind of a funny angle, but it's a live-action-on-the-spot shot.
Here I am giggling with the groom.
Because of the nature of this print, almost none of the detail shots came out. Here is my invisible zipper. I got the junction of zipper/skirt lined up on the first shot. (A miracle!)
Here is a close up of the neckline.
- You can't see this from the picture, but it has short sleeves.
- It covers all of my tattoos. (Not something I would do, but when in Seoul . . .)
- I designed it using the sloper I developed at pattern making class.
- It is loosely based on designs from the early 1960s.
- The fabric is a stretch sateen from Fabric.com that is sadly sold out.
- There are 4 waist darts in the front bodice, two in the back.
- 4 tucks in both the skirt front and back.
- The 4 front bodice darts line up with the 4 front tucks.
- Because this is a fairly substantial stretch fabric, I did not line it.
- I did not notice until I was about to sew it, that there was a major flaw in the fabric that was present on one side of the bodice. Luckily I had enough fabric to cut a new piece.
Here is a pretty food picture. This place had the best banchan. (Little side dishes.)