Friday, April 24, 2009

When in Doubt, Stick to the Basics

Actually, when in doubt, go make the dress that you made years ago for a client and always wanted for yourself. We'll see how this works out, I'm cutting out now.

I'm starting, as I often do, from Kwik Sew 2514, with minor modifications:
  • split the front center panel so the dress has eight panels rather than seven
  • make the skirt floor-length

  • flare the skirt out from just below the waist so that it will sufficiently full for ballroom

  • add a sleeve
  • add a float
  • change the neckline

It sounds like a lot but I'm back in familiar territory so I'm no longer panicking.


Joe said...

That client's dress is really pretty!

Laura said...

I'm going to attempt to put a godet of silver fabric in the center back, and then make the float out of the silver fabric.