Party Dress with Knit Bodice
From Knitting Lingerie Style:
During the early 1950s, corselette-and-petticoat combinations were fashionable underpinnings for the New Look created by Christain Dior. The wasp waist formed by the corselette--a strapless one-piece undergarment that carefully shaped a woman’s body from the bust to the hips--and the full skirts buoyed by petticoats created the New Look’s ultra feminine and extremely popular silhouette. Inspired by that dramatic shape, I’ve created a somewhat casual bodice in a rib stitch to simulate the boning of a corselette and attached a bubble skirt stuffed with tulle. The combination is transformed by sparkly yarn and iridescent fabric into a one-of-a-kind party dress. But don’t let this design stop with cocktail parties. The right yarn and fabric combination can alter it’s look significantly.