Thursday, August 8, 2013

Flamenco Dress

 This is definitely one of Elisa's more daring dresses I've made!  It took some adjustments and re-adjustments until I decided it was good enough. I found this neon fabric at Joanns and thought it super fun and unique!  I thought black would be very striking paired with the neon colors.  I had no solid plans before starting on this just came to be! 
I really love how the skirt turned out.  For the first round, however, I didn't care for the top.  You can't see too well in the photos, but it was just a mess.  I like the idea I had of the ruffles wrapping around the top diagonally, but--thanks to poor planning--the execution was bad.  It it didn't ruffle enough around her right shoulder so it laid funny.  Also I didn't have enough fabric leftover to make bias tape so I just cut strips on the straight grain.  I knew better, but I didn't have much choice.  And of course it sat weird and didn't contour with the curves like bias tape would.  

 So I unpicked it all and made just a straight ruffle across the front instead.  I don't really like how the pink layer flips up but it's not that big of a deal to me so I'm not going to go back and fix it!  Isn't she darling in her dress?!  She sure gets a lot of attention when she wears it!

1 comment:

  1. I like both styles and the bright colors! She is precious!