Sunday, June 8, 2008

kaya's graduation dress


kaya's graduation dress, originally uploaded by oishiiknits.

So when I'm not parenting, knitting, working, studying or vainly attempting to launch my knitwear line... I'm sewing, of course! (or sleeping...)

Kaya graduates from 6th grade this Tuesday and asked me to make her dress. I was excited and nervous because this was my first time using a store bought pattern.

All of the kid's patterns were hideous so I decided to work with an adult pattern. Soooo many alterations needed to make it fit her! And of course I have almost no patternmaking or alterations experience so this was all off the cuff. I did know enough to make a "muslin" (or sample dress) to make the alterations easier.

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So, I'm almost there and am very, very happy with the result. Just need to add the finishing touches (lining hem and insert the zipper) and voila! it's done.

Details: 100% cotton eyelet over 50/50 silk/cotton lining. Olive velvet ribbon trim

Will take and post better pictures in the morning - check my flickr!

1 comment:

Karen said...

The dress & your daughter are beautiful.