July 21, 2008

A happy yellow sun dress.

Yellow Sun Dress


and...


Yellow Sun Dress



I couldn't decide which pic I liked best, so I thought I would just put both up. I was caught in a mental tug-o-war, because the first pic looks a little shy, which clearly I'm not, and the second pic looks a little attitude-y, which I adamantly deny =)


So, here is the yellow dress I've been working on. I used Anna Maria Horners Social Climber fabric from my fabric store. I'm thrilled with the final cut. However, when I make another dress, I will add about a 1/2" of elastic to the top. It needs a little more give right where the top meets the shoulder straps. Like my previous sun dress, the shoulder straps can be buttoned to the back or tied behind the neck for a halter top look.

My favorite features about this dress would be the running stitch in the waist line and the ruffle at the bottom of the dress. I used a rolled hem over-lock stitch to finish the edges of the ruffle. I enjoyed the way the teal was popping in the dress, so I used teal colored thread in my serger for the ruffle. It worked out just fine. I was surprised with how much the ruffle changed the look of the dress. It gave the design a babydoll-dress look, which is kind of fun.


Slowly but surely, I will be adding dresses to the shop. The prices will vary according to the fabric I use, and whether or not I embellish the dress. I want the freedom to design each dress according to what I feel the dress wants me to do to it. Does that make sense? In other words, each dress will be especially unique.


To those of you who were gracious enough to lend me your feedback with this project, I am sincerely grateful.



Jamie



16 comments:

Jen said...

What a fabulous dress I love it

Pretty Ditty said...

Thanks =)

Pamelamama said...

darling! I am hoping that while you make each dress unique, you keep in mind that they should all be *approximately my size*. (About size 4)

I can't remember if I told you five times already, but did you know that my class got together and bought me an apron from your store? Stop me if you heard this one already. Best teacher present ever. I think I already told you. But just in case. Anyhow, I'm wearing it around the house feeling very lovely while I cook. :)

Pretty Ditty said...

You are too dang funny Pamelamama.

GoyaDesigns said...

Your new ditty if definitely pretty. I like how the straps come down to the bodice, and the stiches on the waistline, the ruffle too and oh, yeah I like it all!. Go Girl!

Hope you don't mind, but I'm gonna give myself a free endorsement. I relisted my handcrafted jewelry on my etsy shop; GoyaDesigns.

Heather said...

Size 8 please!

The Wooden Spool said...

What total gorgeousness~
I love THIS DRESS! You should be proud to sport this dress!!!!
I too am in love with this fabric....best,
Laurie

Miranda said...

Not everyone is a size 4 ((laughing))!! :)

Jamie, as usual.. I love it!

joy said...

Just found your site and love all the lovely creations you make! The dress is gorgeous--you are very talented.
www.allkindsofjoy.com

Meg said...

I love the new Garden Party line! Your dress is lovely, I really like the ruffle. Meg

Stephanie said...

I love the dress. That ruffle really caught my eye - I was going to ask how you did it but you already said. What a great idea. I'll be keeping my eyes out for when you add some to the shop.

I found your blog on flickr - I'm always excited to find a fun new-to-me blog!

elliebelle said...

That is so cute! I love it!

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