Added Mar 3, 2011
I worked on this dress with Aya from Stawberry Koi.
I really enjoyed this whole project! She designed the dress and I put it together. Hop over to Aya’s blog to see more photos:)
Photo credit: Thom Lennon Photography
As you can see from Aya’s design draft, her style is much different than mine. Hers is much more vintage inspired, and that was exactly why I wanted to work with her to add some different taste/style to my creations.
I usually naturally go for sleeveless dresses, whereas Aya added cute cap sleeves. Aya also included PIN TUCKS and pleats…pin tucks is a technique that I had not incorporated in any of my previous creations, because I find it hard to master and time consuming to make! I’m just too lazy to come up with these on my own, so I’m glad this project helped me to advance my skills:p
Pin Tucks on the hem were bad, but Pin Tucks on the sleeves were even worse, because I had to sew tucks on curve. I had to try it a couple of times to get it right.
I decided to go for a solid color to make this dress so the pleats in the skirt and pin tucks stand out more, instead of using my favorite pattern, floral print.
I’m also having my cut out dress giveaway!
cotton, zipper, thread
It's time to enter for our grand prize, an EX100 machine PLUS a trip to Nashville!
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