And welcome to 2014...Our year of unusual strength.
I am not much into resolutions but as far as targets go, I have loads of them and I'll get into them in a bit.
But before that; a proper wrap up of 2013. I have quite a line up of projects I haven't posted from last year so I'll get right into them.
First off, The checkered dress!
I made this dress the week of Christmas..the Saturday before Christmas I think. I actually started out the day with a project for myself but the client (who was very persistent) wanted her dress and wanted it NOW. Since she was a first time customer I decided to oblige and leave the twenty-something other pending projects originally scheduled before hers.
She is pretty conservative so the target for this project was to create a style out of the two fabrics she provided that would still stay true to her tastes. We had the basics down as she wanted pleats...so I decided to play around a bit and eventually ended up with the checkered details...and I knew I had struck gold :D
I started out with the belt detail then had a little glitch with the original sleeve I inserted which resulted in my having to redo the sleeves. So I figured the patchwork could make it to the sleeves as well. At the last minute, I decided on the Tulip variation for some added pizzazz.
I also piped the bottom of the dress with the black fabric...all in the little details people.
Here is a close up of the belt.
This project took a lot longer than expected but turned out great. And save a slight issue with depth of the back neckline; the client loved the dress.
Sadly, my dress which I had planned on making that faithful Saturday lies there unfinished and awaiting the day I'll have a break from sewing for others :D
Until next time, God bless you.