Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fancy Ruffle Dress

I had a new request from a client, she likes to force me outside my box ;). She requested a fancy ruffled purple dress. This dress is 8 yards of fabric, nearly as much as Princess Beauty. All the rows I gathered up were over 200 feet long, it was quite the project but I learned a few tricks and I think it turned out great!
I had to stop and take a picture of all the ruffles taking over my machine!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Painting the roses yellow

This Princess Beauty order came with a couple of tweaks. The client asked for the roses and gems to be a darker yellow, like the dress. At first I said the roses couldn't be a darker color, the store has a limited selection. Then it occurred to me, the store has spray paint. I can make them any color I want. They look great and came out really close to the dress color.With the gems in yellow the bling on the shoulder sway is more subtle, and comes off softer.