Monday, February 19, 2007
The Pink Butterfly dress with that Ruffle!
Well I finished this dress last week, but only managed to get Miss Grace to pose for photo's on the weekend! I don't think these picts to the fabric any true justice though, its such a lovely pink with soft muted pastel butterflies and dragonflies. All that hassle I had with the ruffle and it looks quite cute. I'm really happy with the bodice, the pattern said for the straps to go down the back over the shoulder blades and to be sewn to the back of the dress. But I thought that would look "messy" over the shirring there, so made the straps shorter and rounded them off to turn it into a halter neck. I'd like to take that bodice and do a gathered shorter length to make some tops. Something to work on.
This is the third dress I have made and thought, wow, this is good enough to sell. Then the Gemini comes out in me and one side says "Go on Hel, give it a try." And the other goes "but you are so busy sewing other stuff." And then the other goes "Well how many dresses can your girls have??" And, and, and, and...... I just don't know!