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For this dress, I bought a lot of tulle, some shiny fabric and a cotton printed fabric. Once I had selected the fabrics, I felt more confident about this project. I stepped away from the pink (which we bought last year) and used my daughters’ second favorite color, purple, instead.
I first cut the yoke of the dress, as three different pieces. I also cut the back (not seen in photo) as two pieces, so that it would have a button or zipper closure. For sizing, I used a good fitting blouse that my daughter wears.
For the sleeves, I cut two layers of tulle for each sleeve. The 8 inch Amplify® RazorEdge Fabric Shears are nice and heavy and give a clean cut on the tulle. The sleeve I chose is a basic cap sleeve- you could make a frilly puffy sleeve using elastic instead. The sleeve still frills up a little here, so it looks pretty.
Here’s what the top of the dress looks like:
For the skirt, I first sewed each of the three layers individually to form a tube. I then layered them inside each other and loosely hand sewed along the top. I then adjusted the frills formed and pinned it onto the yoke, and machine stitched it all into place.
I pinned the hem and stitched it in place.
The final touches were the addition of some jewels. I cheated a bit here and used fabric glue to get them onto the dress. While I love hand embroidery, I am really bad at sewing buttons and jewels. I saved a few extra gems, in case the dress looses any of the gems later. This way, I can always glue them back.
The expression on my daughters face when she saw the finished dress- priceless! This dress will always be special for her.
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