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.