Friday, July 9, 2010
Independence Day dress
I'm breaking a photography rule about backgrounds (no clutter) because I didn't want to wait for Amy to crop it for me. I simply must learn this skill.
I was inspired by this photo by angelasews. So I went shopping. Even as odd as it seems, I don't usually go shopping with one specific doll outfit in mind. But this time I did. I wandered around Joann's for quite a while before I spotted the white and blue. Wandered some more before I found the red fat quarter (not on sale!). You know, none of it, including the rick-rack was on sale! :( But I did have 40% off coupon and my 15% off teacher's discount card. And thinking about it now, the rick-rack I bought was baby sized and at the moment I picked it out I had an idea for what I was going to do with it, but when I got started on the project I couldn't remember what I was going to use it for. I still don't. Crazy!
Then I searched for RED 1/4" double-fold bias tape, but only found scarlet which didn't match perfectly. I like things to match. So Amy suggested that I make my own bias tape and I said, "That's a great idea!"
Both the sleeves and the neckline are made from the red fat quarter as is the sash and bow. I really utilized that fat quarter.
I also need to give Amy credit for tying the bow. That's usually my job, but after barely trying I was frustrated by it and told her to fix it for me.
I'm thrilled with how it turned out! :)