2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

June 18, 2011

DRESS #1

I got to take my dress on a test run at last night's graduation ceremony, but not before going out in a monsoon-like rain storm to get there.  Thank God for the rain, we hadn't had any since April.  I managed to snap this picture in the dress after arriving back home -  me and the dress were not in the best of conditions at this point.

The red belt did make the dress pop, but the dress with the belt on me was a disaster so it was a no go.  The dress is a good fit, but didn't end up looking as I had envisioned, but it is wearable.



 
I've started my second dress and will be working hard at getting it finished today - hopefully.   Here's pictures of my muslin for that dress.



I'll post my progress tomorrow...

8 comments:

  1. I think you and the dress look pretty good to have been through a rain storm. Actually , you look really great. I love that dress. The second dress looks great, too. The rain we got here one day this week was welcomed!!! I'm hoping for more tonight.

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  2. Love the combination of fabric, pattern and red belt. Great job.

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  3. It's really too bad that red belt didn't work, but I'm glad the dress worked out so well for you. I like the muslin for the next one, too!

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  4. What made the belt a disaster?

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  5. Your black and white dress is lovely!

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  6. I adore that polka dot dress. It really is very cute.

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  7. Cute muslin...good luck with the finished product!

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  8. ...by the way, I'm curious, what didn't you like about the red belt in the dress while on you?

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