Sunday, April 17, 2011
Ansley's Easter Dress
I made a pattern from one of her dresses.
The dress is fully lined, except for the sleeves. I used this tutorial to line the bodice and miraculously figured out how to get the sleeves in there. :)
I picked the blue lining b/c I liked the way it looks in Anthropologie's Wispy Cirrus Blouse. Now that I've uploaded the shirt, I remember liking the blue sash and buttons in this shirt too but it wasn't in the forefront of my brain as I was scheming up this dress. (ie I didn't intentionally mean to copy it).
Anyway, a few details. Little scallops
A little blue button closure
With a removable blue sash.
If I were to make it again, I'd make the scallops a little bit smaller (ie there'd be more of them and they'd be a little less tall). I clipped the seam allowance so it would lay flatter but don't like how it shows through the eyelet fabric. I chose not to clip the curves in around the neckline b/c I didn't want the jagged shape to be visible. Any tips/advice? Eyelet obviously needs to be lined. . . . I could also move the button a little more medially but I really don't like sewing buttons.
Happy Easter! And, as Ansley says, "Bye! See ya!"
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