Sunday, January 4, 2009

Reposting the Dress Pic (without my head...)

not quite a tshirt hack...

but my latest sewing project, started yesterday, to be finished today. hallie needed an outfit to be for a history class "salon." she is role-playing Mary Astell, an english proto-feminist from the 1690s. hallie refused to have her picture taken (NOT her fav class assignment, to put it mildly...), so here is ysa looking very formal.

the fabric is polished chintz (free gift from a neighbor), accents of antique lace (pillowcase edging), bodice is separate and fully lined. my old pfaff did a great job sewing through the dense gathering of the skirt--three 60" wide fabric widths gathered down to the slimness of hallie's waist. still to be done are a swath of hook and eyes to secure the back of the bodice.