Sunday, February 21, 2010

A warm, sunny dress

Last weekend Georgians received about 3-4" of snow. This weekend it is a sunny 65F. Typical Georgia weather!

The warm weather was inspired me to work on spring dresses. Thus I sewed away into the wee hours of the morning finishing buttonholes on this little ditty:

My computer is having a rough day upload-wise, so I'll post more detailed pictures later.

Half of this dress is a copy of a vintage dress I owned. It was a cute dress, and it fit me like a dream, but had very unflattering pin tucks all along the top of the skirt. The tucks had much the same effect as rib knit--something that has never looked good on me. So I carefully de-constructed the dress and made a pattern out of the bodice. I used the pattern for this dress, and whipped up a slightly-gathered one-piece skirt to go with it.

The skirt is lined with white muslin with lace sewn along the hem. I used some old purple buttons that I bought at an estate sale awhile back as I thought they complimented the color scheme nicely.

I am quite pleased with the finished product, and plan to make another in the near future.

Have a happy day!


Camelia Crinoline said...

Lovely dress. The fabric is so pretty.

Lisette said...

I've been doing the same thing! It came out really lovely.

Trudy Callan said...

Your dress is lovely.