Sunday, November 22, 2009
Dressmaking Interlude Concluded
Well, you know, I really enjoyed making this dress, but that doesn't mean I'm going to get back into the clothing sewing mode any time soon! I enjoyed it because I was making it for someone I love -- one of my [two] mommy-to-be daughters-in-law. This lady is a professional musician (yes, and every once in a while, we have her harp actually living in our home and can hear her practicing!) and people in orchestras have to wear long black dresses for performances.
I had this lovely black fabric that a friend had given me (not suitable for quilting) and a pattern left over from my daughter's pregnancy. I even had some lining fabric. So I had to buy a zipper and a package of lace seam tape. Took about a week to get it together, because it was a busy week on other fronts.
I like how it turned out. The fabric is soft. The style is simple. The zipper is pretty straight and so is the hem.
She'll be home on Thursday and we'll see how it fits.
The photographs are terrible. They remind me of something you wouldn't buy on Ebay. In actuality, the sleeves are the same length.
Now, back to quilting!
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Sunday, November 22, 2009