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Recital Dress

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Traditional
Janet Berry on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? 100% cotton fabric and silk organza underpinning

Janet Berry on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I am most proud that I am no longer bound to a pattern. I did all kinds of alterations beside the oblivious ones to this dress. The bodice lengh was very strange, I lowered it alot and made the band wider. It is so fun to play and create now that I have some confidence I can make things fit.

Janet Berry on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I am going to watch Susan's couture class video over again the next dress I make. I ran into some trouble spots and have forgotten steps along the way. The red marking lines on the organza kind of show through some seam areas. I dont remember how to deal with sheer fabric. Next time I want to do this dress again in two cordinating silk print fabrics. For now I will take a break and make my 76 year old mom another sassy blouse, I leave the pleats off the front and she loves them!

Janet Berry on craftsy.com

This is such a beautiful dress! Fabric choice is perfect and I love the neckline! not too much ruffle and ties in with the hemline so perfectly! I am also tied to patterns and lookforward to my opportunities to create confidently and come up with beatufiful, wearable garments. You inspire me! Thank you for posting.

07/02/2012 Flag

Beautiful. Its great to start thinking outside the box. Susan course really makes a person more confident. Whats next?

07/02/2012 Flag

Thanks all of you for your comments, I am having a hard time replying back individually. Hope all of you post some great stuff soon. I love the new dress in Vogue Patterns magazine, page 85. Its pretty wild, check it out.

07/03/2012 Flag

Cute cute!

07/08/2012 Flag

Love it!

09/06/2012 Flag