Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Dress, Part 2

I mentioned in my last post that I made 2 versions of Heather Ross' free pattern. Here is what happened to the first trial...

I made the dress in the medium/large and it was too big. Just too much fabric for my frame/height. And, as cute as it is, I am not very comfortable in the strapless smocked version. But I lovedlovedloved the fabric (specialty quilting cotton, 108" wide fabric, super soft) and didnt' want to scrap the time I put in.

So...I folded the shirring section in half, sewed it in place with a wide zig-zag, added a halter top, and hemmed it up about 6 inches.

The halter is really just a rectangle of fabric doubled over and wrapped around my neck. It is so comfortable!
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  1. That is so GORGEOUS! You must feel like a fashionista in it! ;-)

  2. Thanks Nat!! I wore it to the bday yesterday. We missed you but loved seeing your other half and sweet girl. Hope you had a good workshop!

  3. The dress looked great - and you looked great in it!

  4. Thanks, Janis! You just made my day. :)


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