Monday, October 29, 2012

A finished project

I'm back! Or at least I feel like I'm back :) even though I have been continuing to sew off and on for the last month, this weekend was very productive and felt like one of my old sewing weekends. Among a few other projects to follow, I finally finished the silver dress from last month! And I mean finished, like absolutely everything is done on it, which is rare for me as I feel like I am always tacking something down last minute ;)

While I had originally thought about decorating the skirt with big velvet swags, when I tried it I wasn't happy with the look.

So I went with a thin velvet band around the bottom, simpler and much better.

The buttons are little woven cord rounds, with the loops done in velvet cord to match the turn back collar and skirt trim.

And I made this little velvet belt with bow cause I just felt it needed a little more detail to feel complete. 


  1. Hi! I love love love this dress. Did you use a specific pattern for it?

    1. Thanks so much!
      The dress doesn't actually have a pattern, I just kinda made it up as I went. The skirt is just 5 yards cartridge pleated into a waist band and the bodice is based on the Truly Victorian pagoda sleeved bodice pattern that I have fitted to myself previously, the sleeves I made up by guessing :)