Hello dear friends!
I made this dress for Diwali.
Of course the way things go around here I didn’t finish it in time for the first day (thank god this year we had Diwali for four whole days) but I did finish in time for the last day.:-) That makes this little frock the official Diwali dress for 2015.
So a little bit about this dress then:
Details: I made it in size 5T with a size 6 length. Unfortunately I had cut it a about a month ago, and so by the time I actually got around to making it, it appears that Ms. N had become taller. So I needed to do a hem facing. (You can see it peeking out in the bottom in the above photo.) It still leaves the dress a bit on the shorter side, but taking another look at the photos, I notice that it does stop quite clearly above the knees.
Other than the bit of hem facing, I followed the pattern instructions which were quite detailed and very clear. I made the piping too from the tutorial that came with the pattern. Again–simple and clear. I used yarn instead of cording since I didn’t have the latter and it worked out fine. The hardest part is attaching the bottom part of the front yoke to the top part (to make one whole front bodice). It needed more time more than skill, but the rest came together pretty easily.
Fabric: The main fabric is a lovely yellow from Lecien (I think); the blue for piping and the hem facing are scraps from my old pajamas :-). For lining the bodice (which you can’t see) I used white voile.
Thoughts on the dress: I think the most special part of the dress is the back.
Look at the lovely tear shaped opening! Mine turned out so-so, but I love the idea. The button too doesn’t exactly go with the yellow blue combination but N was kind of obsessing about it and it doesn’t look too bad I think.
The dress somehow feels different than the ones I have made before. I don’t know exactly what it is is, but perhaps it is the fall which was totally different than what I expected. I started out being quite excited about it, then lost interest as it began to take shape and then liking it after all, after seeing it on N for the whole day.
Speaking of Cali Faye, this is my second pattern from her collection. The details of the first one are here, and now that I think about it I remember not feeling too sure about it as I was sewing and then ultimately loving the result.
As for N, she pretty much likes it as she still loooves her frocks very much. There is currently some vague complaint about the waist being too high or some such random thing, but clearly she did not want to take off the dress. I do hope though it gets a good bit of wear, because the rate at which she is growing taller I don’t think we have more than a few months in it!
So that’s about it from me for today. I have a few other things to show from the last few weeks, but for today I’ll leave you with a few more photos….