Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Little Preview!

I thought I would share a clothing preview before I post the items that will be for sale.

Teal Tux Dress
This dress was my first real on-my-own dress sewing project. I started it about 5 years ago, from the same basic pattern my mom and I used to make my high school prom dress. I used a light weight teal linen for a more casual look, lined it for support and left out the crinoliney under skirt bits. The small front pockets were an addition to the original pattern.

Looking at it now, it becomes obvious the multitude of things I've learned in the past 5 years about dressmaking and fitting. The bust was a bit bunchy, so I decided to make it interesting with the little tuxedo shirt treatment I did on the front with wide satin ribbon. I thought the little white pearly buttons were a nice touch as well.

It's always nice to sort of recycle old projects into new and better versions. This dress is not for sale, as I have personal connections with it being my first project, and being the one I wore to my bridal shower :0)

1 comment:

  1. So cute! The styles you can wear I could never wear though....I def look better in a V-neck or lower neckline.