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I knew I was going to have to recreate this somehow. First I needed a black polka dot dress. Even though Emma's dress is not a halter, I wanted one so I bought some lightweight rayon blend black/white polka dot knit from fashionfabricsclub.com (I think). It may have come from fabric.com, but I can't remember. I chose to use Simplicity 3503, View D, the shorter length halter dress.
40 Denier Tricot White from fabric.com. It was pretty easy to work with as it behaves like most other knits. However, it does tends to roll up on the edges.
Overall the dress was easy to make, except for one part of the instructions that made me a little confused. The instructions have you run the elastic through the back piece on which you have made a casing and then sew it to the bodice front to which you have already attached the lining. I had to look at the pictures to figure out what to do, but I just went with it and it worked out.
Here is how I wore the outfit inspired by Emma Pillsbury. I wore a necklace with lime green and pinkish/purple in it, so I chose eggplant patent Mary Jane heels instead of red ones like Emma wore.
Cardigan: Old Navy
Yellow belt: Walmart
Necklace: Charlotte Russe (I think)
Shoes: Parisian (before they became Belk)
Until next time, Happy Sewing!!