You can see the change in sheen and texture from washing the silk in these pictures.
I used a regular zipper instead of an invisible one to add strength. I definitely felt more secure because the bodice was quite tight.
I decided to make the inside as pretty and fun as the outside so I found some gold bias tape for the armholes and hem. I love how it turned out!
The bodice just had facings, so I lined it was well.
This pattern was really quite flattering and I loved how it turned out. I'm looking forward to breaking out the dress again sometime this winter!