So, without further adieu, here are the dresses:
Front version - Doesn't it look like a smaller photocopy ;) ?
Back version. Obviously, a bit different because of the pattern design...
Can you spot my error on this side ?... (*palm to forehead*)
If I had more time, I would put some kind of embroidery or designs on certain pieces to spruce it up a bit. I might print some things with potato stamps or something before the fashion show but we'll see.
- It is a bit crooked because I mirrored the back patterns and shouldn't have (I did NOT read the instructions from the original pattern - bad girl !) but other than that, I think it is pretty cute.
- I also topstitched the serged seams on top because it looked warped and did not hang properly - I just used the longest stitch. Here is a picture of the back of the dress to show the seams:
If you click on the picture, you can see the seamlines on the back part. You can also see that I had to use the wrong side of the orange because it was brighter.
- The collar part is stiffened with some lining piece I had on hand and I added a decorative stitch, just like mommy's dress.
wrong side (warpy lining...) before ironing...
Here are pictures of the decorative stitches on daughter's dress and on mommy's dress:
I am also working on a messenger bag made with my red cords. I had to patch the flap (white wavy stitch) and I decided to decorate it with a cute Chestchire cat design (from the Urban Threads Alice in Wonderland design pack). I made it in Yellow for it to pop. I am just waiting to get some kind of red strap because I am out of the red cord fabric (ah, the wonderful world of clothes reconstruction).
Isn't this cat too cute !!!
So, you get the picture. I will post the final result in a few days (when it is finished).
And here is a final picture of me wearing my dress when I met one of my idols: Funny man Stéphane Rousseau:
OMG what a gorgeous man !!!
So it is all for now. Hope you come back to follow my, albeit slow, progress towards fashion show readiness !!!