Something Blue (Not that photo!)
This post is about five weeks overdue. I made Burda Evening Gown 105 form the November 2009 Issue. Below is the magazine photos along with some photos of Ashley's (My friend that trusted me so much to make this). It's one of the best dress I've sewn and it was not for me :)
The description reads: We don't know if mermaids kiss better, but we do know that they inspired this slinky glamor gown embellished with faux gems. What I know is that, this dress has become a favorite and I plan to make in the future as a blouse. As you can see, I opted not to included gems in Ashley's dress.…Continue
These are the two outfits I made for the girls last weekend.
All I did for the skirt was double up the girls waist measurements and add the lengths I wanted the skirts to be. Sophia's was approx 44 x 9 and the second layer was 44*15.
For the waistband, I took the girls measurement and added about 2.5-3 inches to the waist measurement. Please note the waistband is made of ribbing, which is very stretchy. When all is said and done you'll end up with a rectangle and for Sophia that was 24 x 3 inches and 1/2 was for the seam allowance.
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