More Giesen Goodness
Hi there! I know, long-time no update. :-) I realize that taking pictures with my phone, I need to figure out how to get them to Flickr from there. I know there is a way, I just have to take the time to do it....and there's the rub. -grin- Well at least when you get one, there are goodies to see.
So! This is Denise Giesen's new summer cotton dress. She picked the very cute fashion plate, acquired some adorable printed cotton, matching mint eyelet, and I went to work. I really liked the use of the accent color in the eyelet, but I couldn't reproduce that effect with our already completed fabric. The other cotton dresses I made last year all incorporated ribbon from Over the Moon Ribbons, and she really liked the look. We picked the accent based on the littlest bit of dark periwinkle in the fabric, and I used that wherever I could. I love the belt!
I was even able to construct the reticule from the wider ribbon. This was a bit of an interesting feat, but it worked out great. There is a coat hook and eye built into the straps and belt so it can be worn with or without the reticule attached.
I listened to the entire first Uplift Trilogy by David Brin while making this dress. He is a good companion for dress making, and an excellent author.
I am still in process on the other dresses. I will be finishing up the bodice pieces for Laura K., and maybe my teagown I started in January, this week. There might even be another update! -gasp-