Wednesday, February 9, 2011

dress up dress

this is a pretty little thing that i started with a pattern from making children's clothes by emma hardy. the bodice is reversible, essentially, which was a learning experience and quite exciting to make. the back is supposed to button down all the way, but i decided to close it instead. i sewed the 4 layers of tulle with a tie, then sewed it onto the dress. the skirt is made out of an old silk remnant in my stash, which gives it a decidedly luxurious feel.
it is kind of a makeshift dress, and i definitely have learned some things that i don't want to do again. but she likes to wear it as a ball gown and dance with the prince, even if it has a safetly pin in place of a button at present. i just need to hem it and add the button holes, and voila! it'll be my first fancy dress for my little bit.

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