Saturday, January 15, 2011


This past summer I went on a family vacation with my parents and sisters to Washinton D.C.  We stayed in Georgetown right down the street from a boutique selling this dress:

In real life the blue was more a navy than the cobalt it appears here.  I think something like this could be fantastically flattering.  I plan to draft a pattern based on this dress.  Planned alterations are to eliminate the cap slight cap sleeve and make it truely sleeveless.  I also want to create a blue panel in the back as well as the front.  I also want to use pewter rather than gold buttons to be a little less blatantly nautical.  I have purchased a ponte knit in both black and navy and this one is on the list of impending projects...

We'll see when I get to it!


  1. You could also cover the buttons with contrasting fabric to go with the two-tone image. Doing covered buttons is a snap . . . literally!

  2. Oh, and your comment reminded me of Grammy. All of our wedding dresses started out with a basic pattern (or two or three) and then she would make changes to meet the desires of her darling daughters (and daughter-in-law).

    It is a gift and a talent. You have it.