Thursday, May 8, 2014
Pretty as a Picture Dress
This dress from Handmade Beginnings has been on my list for a long time. I bought some of this Pastry Line Dobby Dot fabric back in 2010 (I think ...) and in my opinion it is just so beautiful. I'm a bit sad I didn't buy enough to make something for myself, but I still have some bits that hopefully will become some more clothes for V. at some point!
Because of the fabric choice and placement this dress looks a lot like the one in the book, which I really like. I think the stripes laid out in different directions is a really fun detail! The back is especially pretty with the elastic waistband ruching.
For the feature panels I chose to use a set of two handkerchiefs my great-grandmother gave me when I was a girl. I thought this was a good way to rescue them from a life spent in the back of the closet and turn them into something even more meaningful.
By the way, now I've made each of the projects in the "Baby" chapter in Handmade Beginnings at least once! I think so far it has been my most-used craft book!