Added Feb 16, 2009
This is a Grade Ten Home Economics project. It has a fitted skirt sewn together by princess seams, adorned with a circular ruffle. The bodice is gathered and lined, embellished with contrasting piping and a fabric knot at the front. The zipper is located on the left side of the dress. Really, we were meant to sew a skirt but my teacher allowed me to sew something a bit more advanced :) I was surprised with how well this went actually – especially with the piping (not easy when it’s your first time sewing a garment!) Three years on I still haven’t worn it – I just haven’t found the right occasion! I tend to wear delicate, pastel-coloured clothes so for me, this cherry dress is very loud! I do have matching earrings though… I might make one in navy blue and pipe it in white next.
Sorry for the pictures – the dress is a bit hard to see :(
cotton fabric; piping; contrast fabric for knot; zipper
Me, my Home-Ec teacher for all the advice, my classmates for encouragement!
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