Thursday, May 8, 2014

Pretty as a Picture Dress

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!

Pretty as a Picture Dress

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.

Pretty as a Picture Dress

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.

Pretty as a Picture Dress

Pretty as a Picture Dress

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!

Pretty as a Picture Dress