Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Alice in Wonderland

Alice was a very fun project and I think it turned out darling!

The dress is a simple medium blue dress, white apron, and black velvet headband.

The dress has a built in slip for a little "poof". I also included a pair of pantaloons, way cute in galoon edged eyelet.

I really enjoy all my projects but I have to admit doing special requests is very rewarding. We'll have to see if I have the same opinion after my next project!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Dresses

My work this week wouldn't fit on my dress form so I took pictures of the "customers" themselves.

My oldest daughter picked her dress out in a store at the Super Mall in Washington. I took pictures with my cell phone and then reproduced it in her size here at home.
My middle daughter picked her dress out of the Wooden Solider catalog and I embellished with brown flowers and ribbons so she would coordinate with her sisters.
My "baby" also picked her dress out of the same catalog but insisted it be floor length instead of tea length so I did a few alterations to the design to come up with something we both liked.

Next up on my list is Alice, something I've always wanted to do and then the Orange doodle bop guy. Back to work!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Explorer Princess - revised

The shiny ribbons on the bottom weren't quite what the customer wanted so after much deliberation and a little experimentation I dismantled the bottom 1/4 of the dress removed the shiny ribbons, made 240 inches of satin bias tape and put it all back together again.

None of that made me very excited but I really do want everyone to like what they buy. I am very aware of how much my dresses really cost. I think the dress turned out well and I'm glad that we were able to come to a happy solution.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Explorer Princess complete!

Here are the final pictures of the Explorer Princess. I like how she turned out, I'd like to make the bodice again, it turned out so pretty!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Explorer Princess

I'm finally unpacked enough to truly get to work and it's going well.

These are the pictures I was sent for a reference

Here are the pictures of my progress.

This morning


Tomorrow I have the pink rectangles on the sleeve (I don't know it's part of the picture), the zipper, and lighter purple ribbons to go above and below the purple stripe. There is the hat too but hopefully it won't be too much.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Back to Work!

Hi Everybody,
I'm back from my trip to Washington and I'm back to getting things done.

My time line for completing projects may take a little longer until I find someone to work with me but they will get done.

Thank you for your patience while I get my life in order.