Behold! The dress I sewed all by myself.
We spent the weekend of Thanksgiving at my parents in Phoenix. Friday-Sunday, my mother was out of town so I could not rely on her to "help" me. Which usually translates to me starting a sewing project, getting frustrated and her saving me by finishing the project while I sit on the floor next to her and keep her company.
I really wanted to do this on my own though so I am actually glad she was out of town celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary with my Dad. Lucky for me my MIL lives a mile from my parents, so instead of sewing at my parents house by myself, I went over there so she could play with Baby Bear and be my moral support. She also went on a few JoAnn trips with me.
Crimson Flower- more on this later
This is the first zipper I have placed. It was rather easy after watching a few YouTube videos. Actually this dress was full of techniques I had never used before.
Gathering- this is what makes the skirt so full and fluffy, perfect for little girls!
Zipper-I have a few things I am going to try on my next zipper to make it look a little more pleasing to the eye.
Hidden Seams- this means that there are no visible stitching lines with the exclusion of the zipper and the hem at the bottom.
Hand Stitched Lining- the bodice (upper part) has lining and I had to hand stitch it so the stitching is hidden from the outside.
I had so much fun sewing this...I want to make dresses all the time now!