Added Apr 14, 2010
When my sister and I were little, every year my mother would make a brand new Easter dress for herself, my sister and me. I challenged myself this year to make my own dress for Easter. Very soon after that decision, I fell in love with some light blue lace fabric and found a wonderful and seemingly simple vintage dress pattern Etsy. It was perfect!
The whole dress came together in about a week’s time. I had a lot of trouble with the bodice because – although the pattern professed to be my exact waist and bust measurements – the bust ended up being way too huge. I ended up taking it in a lot on the sides, adding a seam down the back, and trimming a lot of fabric away from the arm holes so that I could still fit my arms through it. I’m not completely satisfied with the fit, but it’s as close as it’s getting! This was my first experience with bias binding, and boy do I need more practice. I machine-stitched it on the outside and hand-stitched it to the inside. One other change I made was to only use two panels in the skirt rather than three, since I didn’t have enough material.
I had stopped to look at that blue lace half a dozen times at the fabric store. It was $2 a yard, I don’t know why I ever hesitated in the first place!
I found light blue cotton lining and bias binding tape to match.
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