My little baby, who is actually quite not that little anymore had a birthday last week. It was her first birthday, so of course, I couldn't in good faith call my self a seamstress and not make my only baby girl a dress... I will say that I will not ever wait until the night of ones birthday to produce a garment, EVER again! I was torn between dresses, didn't know if I wanted to use a tulle underskirt; I was just all over the place. However, I ended going with M5791, a basic bodice with the gathered skirt. I made view "B" in a size medium. I didn't use the instructions, because I knew I wanted to add tulle, and an invisible zipper..
I love that a full lining is included with this dress, but I wanted to a add a layer of tulle to the skirt, which was a last minute decision, but I love it! I had never sewn with tulle before, so I was a bit worried that I would screw something up, but I didn't, whew! I sewed (basted) the tulle directly to the fashion fabric ( skirt), so basically I had three skirts: The fashion fabric, the tulle, and the lining skirt, everything else was pretty much straight forward.
|Do you know how difficult it was to get these shots without her|
pulling off her bow, LOL...
I used a cotton sateen fabric that has been in my stash for quite some time now, and it had been sitting there because I didn't have a vision for it; until I had my baby girl.. I'm so glad to have saved this fabric for just the perfect project.. For the lining fabric I used a rayon- bemberg, which so happens to be one of my favorites in terms of lining fabric. It's really not much to say about this pattern, other than it comes together beautifully!
|*Here's a clearer shot of the dress*|
|Just a few pics of the lining, inside shot of the tulle before the skirt lining had been|
made... *I forgot to get pic of the invisible zipper* I'm much
~ Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!