Thursday, November 10, 2011

The latest projects

And here is the latest project!!  The pattern is Portabellopixie's Gracie dress.  I had read that the construction of the dress was not well written and people didn't like it... so I threw the instructions out the window.  I constructed it similar to the way the Oliver + S bubble dress bodice is constructed.  No hand sewing and no bias tape.  Next time I will take photos and post them just in case there is anyone out there that reads this blog and has this pattern.  I almost took photos this time but I wasn't really sure if it would work how I had constructed this in my head.  I dreamed about this and thought about it more than I care to admit but it was worth it because it went together easily!  The fabric is from Hobby Lobby actually... it is a fine wale corduroy.  One more mistake in the pattern is that it doesn't have you cut four of the bottom tier of the dress... after I discovered that I needed two more pieces I decided to go ahead with the hem band instead of a ruffle.  I am really glad that I did, I think that I prefer it this way anyways!  The ruffle pants are from the same Portabellopixie pattern as before.  She loves this outfit and it looks so comfy and warm.  Oh and just for my records, it is a size 4 with a size 8 length.

 This shirt I made quite a while ago for Keaton but forgot to take photos of him in it.  I did the painting this time more by hand with shading so it didn't have a solid white look.


Cassie said...

Love it all! You do such fabulous work, my friend!