Saturday, March 3, 2012

More Dresses

Edit:  It's called the Mondrian Dress--I forgot the 'n' in the link title:)  Check out the post before this one and follow the link to learn about the original dress.
 So we decided to do a little photo shoot.  There were no tornado warnings today, but the temperature had dropped by 20 degrees, plus it was still windy, hence the pictures still didn't quite turn out like I would have liked (but oh the sun, there is nothing like the beautiful blue sky after the black of a very stormy day!).  
If you would like the full story of the dress (the why and how I made it), check out the post below.
 Here is a picture of the button closure I came up with.  Originally I was just going to have the back be all white (I'm not sure what the back of the original dress looked like so I thought I'd save myself some work).  When I laid out the dress pieces, the white seemed rather see through, even with it doubled, so I decided adding the colors would help.  I liked how the black stripe came right up to the closure as well.
 All in all I am very pleased with how this dress came together.  It was a lot of fun to create and make and Sophia loves it and says it is very comfortable (just not very warm).
Here's to the Groovy 60's!

Now these are just additional pictures because it was such a beautiful day.
 I had decided to make this an all out photo shoot, with Sophia changing into her Christmas outfit that I never took pictures of.  Clara decided that she wanted to get pretty too.  This is a dress that I had made for Sophia about 4 Easters ago.  She had wanted a 'white dress with a blue satin sash' a'la Sound of Music.  This is what I came up with: a simple dress with pin tucking around the bottom, little blue flowers at the sleeves and a blue ribbon sash.  Since Clara also loves Sound of Music, she loves this dress as well and it has been well worn.

 This is Sophia in her Christmas outfit.  She wanted a ruffly skirt, so I obliged.  It's a full circle skirt, with strips of lining material cut on the biased, gathered and sewn on.  The shirt is made out of grey lining material as well.  I made the flowers out of extra material by singing the edges and combining a bunch of different sizes and then adding little beads in the middle.  I went overboard, that is why she has so many on her.

 It is a great spinning skirt!  That's her favorite part.


  1. What a great color block dress! You did a fantastic job! Hopped over from PRP - best of luck.

    jess @

  2. Love this! Great idea and it turned out so well...and I love it that she had the go go boots to match! Perfect!

  3. Sallyavena,

    Thanks so much for entering your darling dresses into Season 4, you are so amazingly talented.

    I seriously love the Mondrian dress. It is awesome!

    Can't wait to see what you do is always amazing.

  4. Wow! Love the Mondrian dress and that circle skirt!!



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