Hello, readers! I made a dress. And there are several exciting things to report about this dress.
First, it's made from this really lovely pink floral cotton poplin, marked Ascher Studio in the selvage (just like this other floral dress I made).
forthcoming book! I wanted to include a glam sheath/wiggle dress, but then I spiced it up a bit with a sweetheart neckline. In the book, this design is made in a really luscious, really expensive duchess silk satin, so it's nice to make some more "everyday" versions, if you will.
Fourth exciting thing: I added a drape at the waistline, as that's a feature I've admired in many vintage dresses of the late 50s/early 60s.
It was easy. I just sewed two pieces of fabric into a rectangle, leaving a space to turn them right sides out. Then, I closed up the hole by hand sewing.
Then, I pinched the fabric at a point just off-center.
Then I twisted the fabric draped onto itself.
Then I basted it to the dress waistline, just underneath the twist. When I was happy with the positioning, I sewed it in place permanently by machine.
There's also pink piping on the neckline and waist seam.
Also exciting: it looks really pretty in my studio.
And the last exciting thing? By popular demand, I'm starting to offer made-to-order dresses in my Etsy Shop. And this is the first! (You can also buy the white flower hair clip here.) People always ask me if I sell my designs, so I figured I'd give it a try.
Hope things are exciting in your corner of the world!