Thursday, May 27, 2010

Vintage Dress #2

So here is yet another vintage dress that I'm working on for the girls.  (Yes, it is still a work in progress, so please just ignore those bright blue marking lines everywhere.)  This particular pattern is for a dress and a very ruffly apron, which means that Fig, who loves all things girly and ruffly, immediately fell in love with it and just had to have it all to herself.
I'm really loving these vintage patterns.  Just like the last one, this dress has an amazing fit and a gorgeous shape.  If there is one downside to these vintage patterns, it's how time consuming they are.  There are a good number of bias strips for necklines, arms, waists, etc., etc. to be measured and cut from remnants, lots and lots of hand sewn elements to be done and little details everywhere, that aren't quick and easy, but really help to make the dress.  No instant gratification here, but the end result is totally worth the time and effort!
So this dress just needs a whole lot of hemming and some buttonholes to be complete and then it will be on to the apron!  And then, of course, there will be the pink dress to finish up.  And then...we'll see!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I wish I had one third of your sweing skills!
The dress and the fabric are wonderful!
Debbie Moss