Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Blue Christmas

This year I picked blue and white for my girls' Christmas dresses.

This was inspired by a similar dress in one of my favorite catalogs.

This dress was supposed to be sent to Washington but when my life crashed the week it was supposed to go it stayed here to be a well loved Christmas dress. :)

My oldest feels that sometimes I pick far to babyish clothes so she picked her own pattern and got to make decisions about her lace and the length.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Frog Princess- Shades of Green

Here is the other version of the Frog Princess.
This client requested the dress to be more like this, in different shades of green.

I learned a few things from version 1 and I took better notes and patterned all the pieces this time around. This version is $575. More expensive fabrics and more layers added to the price.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Frog Princess - Take 2

No, the next one isn't done yet. It's underway and is going okay. The customer who ordered the last one wasn't totally pleased with the skirt so here it is with the middle ivory layer longer and pointier.

I have to admit I was not happy to dismantle the entire under skirt, re sew all the petals, and figure out how to make them longer, but I did it. I understand that my dresses cost a lot of money and I really do want everyone to be very happy with what they purchase.

The Frog Princess dress starts at $500.
It really does take that much work and that much fabric but it really is that worth it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Frog Princess

I think I did a good job, what do you think?

It is less wide than what I was trying to imitate but I figured the girls wearing it needed to fit through doorways. :) The one to be sent next week will be different colors.