I finished the dress for the first order today and have just a little ways to go on the doll dress. Here it is:
It is based off another dress that the mom of the girl I’m making it for had ordered from an Etsy shop a couple years ago. Her little girl has grown out of that dress so she asked me to make one similar to it. The project was fun and easy. Mrs. H bought the T-shirt from the store, then I cut off several inches from the bottom of the shirt, cut out the skirt, and sewed that onto the T-shirt. I also added pockets of another fabric and made a fabric “flower” design similar to the one on S’s original dress. Cutting out the circles for the “flower” and positioning them just right was a challenge, but a good one.
I will be making another one of these for S’s best friend once I get the fabric for it. The doll dresses are also matching (I made the T-shirt piece for the doll dresses from the fabric I cut off from the bottom of the main T).
Today I also made the mock-up for my Regency gown for the ball. This is the movie gown I decided to re-make. It is so beautiful!
I’m altering the main pattern (Simplicity 4055, View A) so that it has a darted front instead of gathered; I am also adding a waistband and raising the neckline and inch or two. I noticed that the sleeves in Jane’s dress in the picture above appear to have a sheer material overlay, and I did not buy any fabric to do that; and the fabric seems to have an imprinted design, and my fabric doesn’t have the either, but the basic construction will be the same, and the color similar. (The camera did not capture the color accurately; it is a deeper green than the pictures show.)
(The smaller cut of fabric on top is the lining; the larger cut is for the main body of the dress. 🙂 )
It’s a beautiful day here in my State today; most of the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the sun is casting a silver glow on the edges of the gray clouds interspersed here and there against the sky. God is so good and has been reminding me of His wisdom and care as He orders the events in my life for my good and His glory. It is exciting to see Him at work in so many different ways, from the lives of His people to the intricate details of the leaves changing colors and falling. Everywhere are traces of His presence!
Have a wonderful weekend, friends! Keep your eyes on Jesus!
P.S. The picture in the middle of the post is from the film “Becoming Jane”. I have not seen this film, so I leave recommendation to others– judging my some reviews I read, I am not sure it is one I want to see. I have collected screenshots from various places, however, and there appear to be some very beautiful costumes, including the one I am trying to remake. 🙂