Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cream Puff Dress

I was getting sick of Elisa's old dresses so I decided to make her another one! I wanted it extra poofy and pretty.  I bought 2 yards of cream-colored costume fabric at Joannes for maybe $4/yard.  I also bought some netting (it was no more that a dollar) to get that extra poofiness.  I had bought some sheer cream-colored fabric with embroidered flowers on it at Goodwill for 50 cents awhile back and thought it would be perfect as an over-lay for this dress.
It was!  I am pleased with the way it turned out.  This dress was loosely based off of a pattern--mostly the bodice--the rest I just figured it out my own.  It is a very classic dress, nothing experimental or incredibly creative but it was what I wanted.  There is another layer underneath, with netting gathered onto fabric.  I will be doing that from now on because it sure gives the dress a lift!
Here are the pics.  They didn't turn out that great.  The dress is way prettier in person but you get the general idea:

Total cost: no more than $10!

1 comment:

  1. I love this fancy dress which looks similar to one I bought Makayla when she was 5. Gabe also looks dashing in his vested suit.