Saturday, May 21, 2011

striped summer dress

For this dress, I used Martha Stewart's Elegant and Easy Dress instructions.  (It was, after all, my very first time attempting to make clothing from scratch....)  The dress turned out fine, but mostly because I loved the striped fabric and not so much because I loved the way it fit.  So I took my favorite skirt, traced it on the bottom half of the dress, and took in the dress from the waist down.  As you can see, it still has volume at the top (which works well for my figure) but looks much less like I'm wearing a pillowcase.