It's sheer but not wimpy and beautifully wrinkle resistant. I think it is creeping up into being one of my top three favorite fabrics.
The cut away over jacket is all white Swiss and French laces worked over a layer of white silk organza. The sleeveless smocked dress stands quite well on it's own and dresses up very well with the added lace jacket. The smocking and embroidery is all worked with rayon thread which I have to admit made me a bit crazy. Love the finished result but don't love the process of working with the rayon threads
This remake is a bit of a 'two birds with one stone' project. I will use it as a class project during 2013 and it will be a birthday dress for a much loved granddaughter who will turn 8 in August. The lavender and white combination is her mother's favorite and a little nod to her christening dress which was designed in the same color palette. It does not seem possible she is already almost eight. The photo of Hailey and her mom, my second daughter Megan, is one of my favorites.