Friday, June 19, 2009

Man, Stripes.


I can't really tell what is going on with the bottom of the dress, but the top would be brilliant as a yoke with a more 50's silhouette on the bottom. And I mean something pouffy.

Pff, that is so cool. I'm inspired now, but I have quite a few unstriped fabrics at the moment, and few custom jobs to do, so experimenting with stripes will have to wait.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Flowers? or Balloons?

I finished another dress that is also for sale, and I really really like it!


My first idea with this fabric was to make a boat neck top with short kimono sleeves, but it just didn't work out. The composition of the dress would have been off: the white would have had more weight than the blue. Plus this fabric isn't very wide, so toward the top of the dress the flower balloons would have been upside down.

When I had the top figured out, I knew immediately that there had to be buttons down the front. I was hoping to find heart shaped buttons in yellow or white (sewn on with yellow thread) to match the heart shapes in the print, but none could be found. I went with yellow round ones, which match the yellow in the dress quite well.

This dress has all the Sugardale trademarks: 100% cotton, 2 deep pockets, and a self covered belt. And it can be worn with my favorite red shoes.

There are more pictures in my etsy store or on my flickr page.