6/12-Complete with sash. This is one beautifully romantic gown.
6/8- The dress fitting is complete and worked out very well. I’m happy with the dress and how beautiful the little girl is in this dress. This is one romantic gown and will sell as a flower girl or wedding/party dress. I will have a bouquet of flowers for the little girl in the photo shoot. The buttons on the back are a lovely pearl color. Finishing the waist sash and this dress is done.
6/7-When in doubt- change it. I was not happy with the cream muslin bodice. It just looked dingy to me. I changed it to white cotton and added crochet trim around the neck. I also kept the tank top straps. I’m going to do a big long sash that ties to a big bow in the back and hangs to the length of the dress. I’m taking it to the little girl tomorrow for a fitting- let’s hope it fits!
6/5- I still need to hem and add buttons. I’m not sure about the sash. I need for the little girl to try it on. I initially wanted a sash around the waist that was very long and hung to the floor. I still feel like there is something missing here. I’m unsure about this dress.
Progress thusfar. Much gathering to do….
I began McCall’s 2210 party dress pattern from 1953. Pattern making in the 50’s certainly has improved – they have started printing on the pattern pieces as opposed to the earlier 40’s patterns riddled with puncture holes. No more deciphering different hole sizes or second guessing is this hole bigger than this one? These patterns are very similar to the patterns we know today. I will mention that there is still a section designated to “fitting chubby girls”. It begins the paragraph “For these children” like they are so different. We would never see this wording today.
I am making this dress for the young girl who will be modeling for me. It is a ballerina length (hits mid-shin) party dress. It has a full underskirt with an overlay and a bodice with a scalloped overlay as well. It is pictured in organdy and satin this is fancy stuff.
So I’m going to change it up a bit. First, I’m going to use cream-colored muslin for the bodice and under dress. Then for the overdress I will use this wonderful 3-D rose material in cream. The whole dress will flutter in the breeze as each petal is attached separately to hidden netting.
I laugh at my progress to this point because this looks like a toga! Much more to be done so no need to fret.