I got this awesome woven silk a while back. I only got a yard so I had to make something kinda small.
I used a really simple design… that I can just pull it over without a zipper or buttons. It needed some extra pizazz so I sewed a bunch of buttons around the neckline.
Its her first sewing project and she did stupendously! Georgia is a rare breed of 14 year old, she is so self confident and sure of who she is. She spends most of her time kicking ass at kung-fu or editing her latest novel. She is a total tomboy and not only is this her first handmade dress, but her first dress period.
She has all the makings of a fabulous seamstress; she’s patient, detail oriented and loves pressing. Here she is at the machine:
I am so in LOVE with this dress. I have been dreaming about the Liberty of London fabric at my fabric store for sometime now, so I finally broke down and splurged on it. It is the softest, most fantastic, most expensive fabric I have ever sewn with!
I used black silk chiffon for the yoke and insert in the skirt. One of my favorite things about this dress is the back…
another necessary dress amenity… POCKETS!!!!
Sometimes I get caught up in wanting to make a new dress every week and I forget how incredible it feels to spend a long time sewing something perfectly. I beam with happiness every time I see this dress.
Now I just have to save up so I can get this fabric and make my Liberty a sister dress. Thanks for looking!