The Birthday dress
Added Oct 27, 2010
After quite a while, here is “finally” a new project!
Last weekend was my mum’s birthday. I felt like making her a nice dress, which would change from the shapeless cheap things she usually wears. My mum is a kindergarten teacher, therefore, she has to sit on the ground and bend over. She likes colors and leggings. She is also an apple shape.
I decided for a jersey fabric for comfort and easy washing (think painting stains). I also chose a “progressive” print, I wanted the bottom of the garment to have a busier print than the top. I have also chosen to make a dress. She can wear leggings or opaque stockings. The pattern comes from a Dutch magazine called “Knipmode” (October, #17a).
I made it as nice as possible. Almost all the seams are French Seams! I also used orange bias to add a funky contrast. The body of the dress is lined with a prune jersey, for strength… Here is the result!
For more construction details (French seams, shoulders, etc), check my blog entry…