So to refresh your memory, here's the original inspiration:
If you'll remember, I had some trouble finding a suitable pattern and the fabric was kind of a disappointment.
But I went ahead and went through with it. Here are some phone pics of me trying to figure out how to do the bodice since the chiffon wasn't behaving like the correct kind of fabric would have:
This is what it looked like before any kind of draping overlay. The bodice was so baggy on the bottom and I couldn't figure out what else to do about it. So frustrating.
This most closely resembles what I was originally going for. I would have liked to have two separate straps instead of the halter, but I seriously could not get it to look right by myself because I was wearing the stupid thing! Plus that would have involved more sewing and undoubtedly endless adjustments to stop them from sliding off because I have really weird-shaped shoulders. And at this point I was ready to heave the whole mess over the side of my balcony and wear pajamas to the party instead.
Here's the finished product:
So I guess I'm pretty happy with the end result, but I'll probably never wear it again. The waist and the halter piece weren't even stitched down, just pinned in place. Thankfully nothing came apart and fell off during the party!
Will I ever make this again? Hmm... That coral silk was awfully tempting!