Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I love my new dress!

I spent a few hours yesterday morning working on  my dress. I started by sketching the dress, measured myself, and came up with some dress measurements that would look OK now, and at the same time would allow me to grow. I decided the high waist would be elastic and so would the gathered neckline. The shape would be a gentle A-line.



Once the pieces were cut, the sewing was a breeze. Before I knew it, I was standing in front of the mirror, liking the dress, relieved that I had not pulled a Lucy!



My favorite part of the dress is the top with its high gathered waist, the nicely fitted armhole, and the feminine gathered neckline.


I wore the dress last night when our friends came over. It made me very happy to wear it.

There might be some more sewing for me later on today, but first I must finish the little sweater I am working on for mini SockPixie.

3 comments:

Susan said...

Very, very nice. Looks cool for summer!

SockPixie said...

Thanks Susan!

Leah Vanessa said...

Adorable! I'm teaching myself how to sew right now. Hopefully I'll be able to whip up a dress from scratch like this one day!