So I had made my sister this red regency inspired dress a while ago....
but I wanted to make something more modern this time. So I thickened the waistband to extend to her natural waist, and slipstitched on a sash. I left the puffed sleeves and the drawstring elastic neckline the same.
These are not the best pictures, as we were leaving in the morning, and I realized around 11 pm that I still hadn't got pictures of her in the dress, so I snapped some pictures in the low light with my little point and shoot camera. She looks even more beautiful in person.
The first one was a yellow calico with blue flowers on it. I cut the skirt a simple A-line. the finished length was 40" which was a tad too long. I think in the future I'll aim for a finished length of 37".
|I don't know why the waistband is wrinkling. I think I have to take away a little fabric in the underbust seam under the arm maybe?|
|I think she was eating something. But she looks so cute I had to put it up.|
Then there was the Purple and white one. I lined the dress completely with muslin, so to keep the white from being see-though. I cut the skirt out as a half-circle, and as it was from a 45-43" wide fabric, the skirts finished length was around 33". Leah like it, and the swishyness. I think I'll need to make her a petticoat to go along with it.
The sash is slip-stitched on.
The last picture shows it truer to its real colors, as it is white, and not cream as the bad lighting makes it look.
I need to get nice sunlit pictures of her in in them. I will post them when I do.