Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Pink Little Flirt...

Although it's not hemmed or button-able (no buttons or buttonholes, yet), here is a little pink Flirt:




Detail of the front collar, pleating around the neck just so...



And the back:




And the back detail:



You might can see that I used bias piping made from the stripe at the waist, armhole, neck, and back opening edges.
I am quite pleased with this one. One of my goals while drafting this design was to have the pleats encircle the skirt, with no break in the pleating at the side seams. Although at the time it seemed to take forever, I think all the time I spent on the muslining process was worth it. Comments?
I have two Little Dresses cut out and calling out to me (come here! come here and sew me up!). Can you hear them, too?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

...Now this dress is absolutely beautiful and perfect for The Princess. I love how your designed the bottom in its simplicity to bring your eyes up to the detail of the pleats and the piping. Your choice of colors are gorgeous. This is close to being one of my favorite dresses designed for the Princess. GREAT JOB! ATM

Lynn said...

This is gorgeous! I expected, I don't know, a "flirtier" fabric. The ones you've chosen are so pretty. Love the colors, and the stripes are the perfect choice to show off that great collar. The piping is a huge detail.

More please! Can't wait to see your other Spring Break projects!

patsijean said...

Flirt is wonderful. I am so glad the pleating technique worked out for you. Is this one of the little dresses you will be selling?

Juliane said...

No, patsijean, I won't sell THIS one, as it is for The Princess. But I am going to make one (or more!) to sell.
Thank you for the compliment.

thornberry said...

It's looking lovely! The pleated collar and the piping are just perfect. Congratulations!