The last installment of my catch-up blogging is this lovely white dress I made just after Easter. I used my self draped bodice pattern from this dress and the box pleated circle skirt from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book. I had originally purchased 4 yards of this white cotton from Joann’s but I didn’t have enough to do the skirt so I had to go back and buy another 2 yards to complete it. White I was waiting for a sale so that I could get the rest of the fabric I needed I decided to add some interest to the bodice with some embroidery.
I scoured pinterest and liked the look of this picture:
So I adapted it to fit along the neckline and got this:
I love the strap details on this bodice and I think they work perfectly with the neckline
Along the hem I decided to try a new technique of Hem Stitching using a winged needle and the honeycomb stitch pattern on my bernina. I ended up doing two rows of hemstitching to help the 2″ hem stay put. Won’t be doing such a deep hem on a circle skirt again because it was a nightmare adjusting all the fullness out.
The insides are pretty plain though I did do some bias binding around the zipper to help clean things up a bit.
The finished dress makes me feel like I should be frolicking on the hillside of a french chateau…until then I wore it to a winery 🙂