Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter Dress

I haven't sewn clothes for myself in a long time, but the white eyelet dress I made to wear for Easter during college is getting very old and worn, so I figured it was time to make another one.

I picked up this pretty white fabric with big brown and silver flowers from the home dec section a long time ago, but never got around to making anything with it.

The pattern is New Look 6699

I followed the pattern fairly closely but I added a couple of darts in the middle part of the bodice to make it a bit more fitted.  The bodice was lined as part of the pattern, but the skirt wasn't.  The white flower fabric was fairly thin so I went ahead and lined the skirt too.  Finally, I used the two fabrics and beads to make a flower to pin at the waist.

I always feel like I look terrible in photos, but I love the way the dress turned out.  Have you guys been doing any sewing for yourself lately?