Friday, December 2, 2011

Blessing dress

In my sewing, I have purposely avoided clothing, because I didn't want to deal with difficult patterns and frankly, I was scared! No longer, I say! I wanted to make a blessing dress for our new little addition, and when I saw this cherry blossom organza I was done for. I knew I had to make a dress.

The pattern I used was actually one for a simple cotton dress, though I used a lightweight satin and organza. I layered the organza over it all because I liked the way it looked better than the satin on its own.

 I figured I could work on it little by little, but I should have known better. I cut out the pieces and 12 hours later I had a dress. So much for spreading out the enjoyment!

 Isn't that embroidery delicious? I kept everything else simple so it could take center stage on the dress.

I still have to make booties and a headband, but I am so happy with how it turned out.