Saturday, January 30, 2010
Introducing "Natalie's Dress"
This is going to be my next pattern!
I really love this dress, simple yet completely classic! The front bodice has a higher neckline, perfect for showing off a pretty strand of pearls and the back is cut low. The skirt is very full and will have the option to add a pretty crinoline underneath with tulle to add fullness to the skirt. In this view I have added an apron with a big bow sash in the back however, I have also made another version with the sash built in with no apron that will be the ideal dress for a special occasion. Think Easter, a fancy party or even as the perfect flower girl dress at a wedding. I only wish I had some raw silk laying around here so that I could make one up and show you. The possibilities for this are endless!!
BTW...Isn't this fabric TDF!? I have been saving it for the perfect dress and I think I nailed it. Pale pink with images of vintage little girls baking cakes and cookies. All I can think of when I see this dress is a miniature June Cleaver in the kitchen baking cookies for the "beave". Now, keep in mind I have never actually seen Leave It To Beaver, I'm not quite that old ... yet! But I have seen clips and have heard all about it from my folks.
Okay back to my machine because I am anxious to make up another version to show you what you can do with this design. Now keep in mind this is just the first draft and I haven't even begun to draft pattern pieces or start making the tut so it's going to be a while before it's done. But if you are interested in testing, just leave me a comment and when the time comes I will let you know!
Sorry, for the lousy pics but we are currently getting blasted with snow, so it's not the best time to doll Miss Abby up in a sleeveless dress and go out on a photo shoot. The kids are currently bundling up to go out and play in the "white stuff" and maybe after that I might be able to convince Abby to try it on so we can get a few modeled shots.
Remember: You can always double click on my photos to enlarge them for a better view.