An Easter Dress for My Daughter
This is Number 13.
For this year's annual Easter dress, my daughter has chosen a really pretty silk chiffon from Gorgeous Fabrics:
Since this fabric is so pretty, we decided that we'd need a simple dress to show it off. As you can see from the photo above, the fabric is a print, but also fades to a deep purple border on the one side. To take advantage of that fabric, we chose Burda 2/11 #101:
I am going to make a few changes to the pattern, but that's nothing new. Here they are:
- The skirt will be cut cross grain with the purple border at the hem. I will not cut 2 pieces, but one long piece to avoid making one of the side seams.
- There will be an underlining in satin as the chiffon is too sheer by itself, even with a lining. I chose a lightweight ivory crepe, but when I got it home, my daughter didn't like it, so we ended up with a sand color satin instead.
- I am going to bind the neckline and armholes with dark purple satin. She liked this idea and it will just as nice of a finished edge as fully lining in the traditional way, and probably easier. You can see the purple my daughter found in the collection with the silk below.
I think that's it, but there might be more changes along the way.
So far, I've traced up a size 36 and have made some neckline modifications. Next step is to make up the bodice lining and get a check on the fit before cutting or sewing the rest of the fabrics.
Parting Shot: Packed and Ready. I'm headed out to Providence, RI this afternoon to see the MQX (Machine Quilter's Exposition) Show and to catch up with some friends. Glad I have a big bag to hold all my stuff!