Monday, January 01, 2007

finished: Party Dress

wonder of wonders, the dress was finished (mostly) ontime!! i wore it to the Nutcracker 3/4 hemmed, 1/4 safety pinned on saturday. I did finish hemming and stitching everything in time for our big New Year's Eve Soiree.

I thought it should have a little more volume under the skirt, to get more of a 50's vintage feel. There's a costume shop very close to our house, but they closed early yesterday for the holiday. Luckily, there is a thrift store accross the street. i stopped in and found an old bridesmaid dress for $8.50. I cut the crinoline out of that and wore it under the skirt to make it a bit more flouncy.

Ms G's dress turned out awesome as well. She even made a matching bag out of leftover fabric! Since our dress patterns were originally from 1952, we had fun hamming it up with cocktails and gloves.


At 1/02/2007 1:19 PM, Anonymous hollyeqq said...

Love the dress! It looks fabuuulous.
All you need is a cosmo and you could bounce back.
Happy new Year.

At 1/18/2007 1:42 PM, Blogger msfortuknit said...

That is just Lovely! Wonderful work and color!

At 1/22/2007 9:27 PM, Blogger Ms Kat said...

Oh if only I had a friend who would sew with me. Your dresses looked wonderful. Keep Crafting.

At 1/25/2008 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful party dresses!


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