Friday, October 15, 2010
black velvet baby doll dress
This dress is Built by Wendy 3835 and I will start off by saying that it's not 100% perfect. I had some issues sewing this. One involved drinking a glass of wine at a birthday party (rarely drink anymore) before sewing up the zipper which by the way is fine really though it was supposed to be slightly lapped. At the time I didn't see the need to read directions. Ha. Also, the material wasn't that easy to work with and is not on the suggested list of fabrics to use. It's a velvet blend and the collar was where I ran into some issues because the fabric was a bit too thick. Oh, and the hem too.
That said it is fine and I'm not going to re-do it because I'm afraid of tearing the fabric. It reminds me a lot of being 5 and 20 at the same time.
Anyway, even with the aforementioned issues I pretty much love this dress which is a lot to say considering I can sometimes be a bit of a perfectionist and like I said it's not. That line through the top- a fabric flaw or from folding but steaming is working wonders and hopefully it will all repair. I think one more steam should do it.
Here is another version of the same dress that I made last year. And, yes I left off the ties again. The collar looks so much nicer on that one.
That little bow in my hair? I was inspired by a photo of Clever Nettle so I knit one up. A simple i-cord made in some pretty red yarn.
And, getting these photos taken... Well sometimes that's the most impressive part of the whole thing. Especially since I am entertaining a 2 year old who didn't take a nap at the same time as I'm shooting these while a certain four year old is present as well. It's pretty obvious I don't take photos of myself very often seeing that these poses make me look as if I'm about to plie or curtsey.
Happy weekend to you.