Monday, July 20, 2009

Graffiti, en fran├žais

French Graffiti Ruffle Dress

A lesson in changed plans. I had intended circular ruffles for sleeves and along the hem for a 1920s look. However, they did not get the fullness or drape that I wanted, so I removed and recut them to add to the ruffle along the neckline. With the 20s thing not working out, I went for something a little more cocktail party-esque. I must say, I did a pretty great job of fitting everything, ecspecially since I don't have my drafting textbook at the moment. I still need some practice on placing the armholes, I can never cut them right on the first try.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cotton candy.

White Carnival Dress

This started out as a knee length skirt, but I hiked it up to my chest and felt like it worked a lot better. I slapped some straps and a belt on it and called it a dress. I made it to go along with this magical petticoat I found at a thrift store.

It's ridiculously girly and over-the-top...I'm not sure if I'll be wearing this in public a lot, but I still dig it! This was the largest circle I've ever cut, it took three yards of fabric. Hemming was beyond obnoxious. I still haven't mastered the delicate art of hemming a circular cut, since the fabric tends to distort when it's not at a straight grain.