All week long I've been wanting to make another Tinny dress.
Summer is such a busy time around here with guests coming and going (and leaving behind piles of laundry) my sewing time is limited. As good luck would have it, I found 3 hours of uninterrupted time today to get the dress traced, redrafted, cut out, assembled, photographed and blogged.
Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Since the skirt is a big hit with Miss C, I didn't want to 'flip' that part of the dress this time around. So I concentrated on the bodice and sleeves.
Chippin' around - kick my brains around the floor
These are the days it never rains but it pours
To add to the pressure, it was pouring rain here today with thunder and lightning. The power kept flickering on and off. I was so worried there would be a power surge and wreck my sewing machine or maybe the power would go out for hours (as is usually does) and then my sewing time would be gone!!
Onto the sleeves.
Thinking of some 50's style sleeves I 'flipped' the length of the pattern to just short of bracelet length and added a cuff that looks like this:
When it came to the collar, I didn't use piping.
I always use piping.
And my pre-made piping stash was calling too.
Nope I said to myself " I want to keep this collar vintage 50's looking."
Watching some good friends
Screaming 'Let me out'
For the final 'flip' of the pattern, I went with a big vintage style sash at the back. My daughter loves dresses with sashes and it won't interrupt the twirl factor of the skirt.
Love, love, love, love
I wanted to make another Tinny dress ... #4 ... today but there just wasn't enough time.
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Edited 2 days later to add more photos:
Notes to self:
The skirt opening can stretch when cut on the double fold....handle with care.
Add grain line to collar before cutting.