Sunday, February 17, 2013
So this is the dress I made for my little friend, Gracie. This is a dress I found in Sew Beautiful Magazine made by Kathy Dykstra. You can find the original here. Be sure to check out all her creations while you are there. She is amazing!
The lace alone for the original would have set me back about $300. I couldn't justify that cost any way I tried! So I left out the lace and made my own tatting to adorn the top of the dress both front and back.
Don't pay really close attention to my bullions. Some of them leave a lot to be desired, but I started on the less conspicuous ones and migrated to the ones that would be very noticeable as I got better at them.
I love how this turned out even if it is a much simpler version of the original. This was by far one of the most time consuming dresses I've done because of all the bullions. But once I figured out how to make them the right way, it went much faster.