Sunday, March 18, 2012


Two weeks.  Two weeks of stress and headache and I never, ever want to see tulle or netting again.  But it's done and she looked lovely.

That skirt right there was 90% of the headache.
 Just to be silly I asked her to do that pose that models in Vogue do all the time.  You know the one, where they put their hands on their hips and pop the collar bone.  She forgot the somber pout.

 Of course, it made her laugh.
The skirt gave me fits.  I just don't have enough experience to know how to support the rosettes properly.  I put all sorts of heavy weight tulle and netting under that skirt and I still could barely get the pouf on that side.  She gets to wear the dress again in April and May so I have time to get it figured out.  
There was a lot of tulle.

Edited to add:
We took some more pictures of the dress this fall and I thought it might be fun to add them to this post.  In case you missed my earlier discussion of it,  this dress is an original.  We drew the design and devised a pattern by working with three other patterns and my own design work.  The design was dramatic and playful--a perfect fit for my daughter.

 a little more natural pose and you can see the pick up on the side that showed the netting.
 a view from the back.
and another tulle shot.  It's not the best picture, but oh that tulle!  It killed me, it did.


  1. Amazing! She looks fabulous.

  2. Ohmygoodness! SO fun. Found your link on the two peas in a bucket website.

    Good stuff!

  3. It's a great dress and it looks awesome on her!

  4. Holy cow, I LOVE this! I hope I have a daughter someday so I can make her THIS DRESS for Prom! Best hand-sewn thing I've seen in a long time.

  5. The tulle may have near-killed you, but it was worth it - oh so worth it! That dress is STUNNING! So very very beautiful!