Monday, January 13, 2014

The Cosette Maxi Dress

 This dress was made from the fabulous Cosette maxi dress pattern by Violette Field Threads, back in August or so.  And yes, I did pay for the pattern, $8 or so.  It was a dress I had been wanting to make ever since it came out earlier in last year.  I bought the fabric from Joanns.  It is one of the prettiest fabric's I've ever come across (in case you can't see, there are birds printed all over it).  I bought the rest of the bolt (1.5 yds at most) and got this dress and two other shirts out of it, which I will post about later.  I don't remember how much I paid for the fabric.  But I did custom order the headband from Etsy, so you are looking at one of Elisa's most expensive outfits!  Isn't she cute in her dress?  She's worn it to church several times.
This dress was a BEAST to make!  Not that I had any problems making it, its just that everything took so long!  The pleating on the front bodice, the ruffles on the straps, and of course, the bottom ruffles.  The pattern called for 4 ruffles, I ended up with 5 because 4 looked too spaced.  Okay, maybe I did have problems making this, I think I cut out the ruffles too narrow.  Or maybe I spaced them wrong...?  Anyway, I hope this dress fits Eesa for a long time, because I don't want to make it again anytime soon!  No wonder no one sells this on would go for at least $80 I'm sure!

 "I solemnly swear to wear only the cutest of clothes!"

Just gorgeous! 
I love the back of this dress! So beautiful!

1 comment:

  1. I love her expressions, and the dress is very beautiful, too! I can tell it took lots of time and patience!!