Fabric Selection: Peach English Net
Pattern-work: I created a pattern using cut & slash drafting techniques. For bridal I predominately drape my patterns.
Mock up: I always do a mock-up out of muslin to check my patterning and make needed fit or design changes. In this case I added extra fullness to the dress and sleeves to achieve my design vision. Once the pattern is perfected I begin to cut and sew!
Adorning: To give the dress something extra special I used left over lace trims from a bridal client. I combined them to create this lace motif.
Accessorize: Every girl has to have coordinating bow and shoes! These were really fun to make.
Shoes: No-sole lace sandals. I was surprise that they stayed on all day. They wrap around the toe and velcro behind the ankle.
My little doll look adorable for her baby blessing; it was extra special for her to wear a custom piece by her mom! Children’s dresses are really quite simple to make. Even if you have the most elementary sewing skills you can do this. Find a very simple pattern, have fun selecting materials (it is my favorite part) and just do it!