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Julee’s dress

Lilith1951 | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Here’s the dress I made using couture methods that was discussed in my Thank You post.

I realized afterward that I didn’t need this many pictures, but couldn’t figure out how to delete just a couple and didn’t want to start over, so here ya go.  Wish I had remembered to photograph the back.  It is really nicely matched and my handpicked zipper is almost invisible.  You’ll just have to take my word for it.

Daughter was freezing her butt off yesterday posing in this while it was snowing and sleeting outside.  No, of course it was not that cold inside, but it sure wasn’t toasty either.  We were both wishing for the summer weather that will be necessary for wearing this dress!  The cotton lining means she can wear it without a slip and be cool and comfy when she goes to those street festivals and barbeques.  I little cardigan or pretty shawl will be fine when the cooler evening arrives.  She’s very happy with it and I’m on to the the next one!


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    ThreadKoe | | #1

    Lilith, Julee's dress is just the summery project to get through these dreary winter days! Great job! The dress looks smashing on her, and will be really comfy on those wonderfully hot days. You did good, by the smile on her face! Cathy

  2. Josefly | | #2

    What a good job! I'm sure your daughter will get a lot of enjoyment from wearing that dress.

  3. MaryinColorado | | #3

    You did a great job on the darling little summer dress!  What a great pattern to work on and daydream of the coming spring!  She is a beautiful young lady too!  What pattern did you use? 

    1. Lilith1951 | | #4

      Thanks Mary.  It's a Butterick pattern, but I have put it away and don't remember the number.  It has several different bodices to choose from, including some that are more covered and have a little cap sleeve.

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    rodezzy2 | | #5

    Wonderful, it is perfect.  I love the color, and the fabric.  This is one of those items where the fabric helps make the garment.  Great job.

    1. Lilith1951 | | #6

      Thanks for all the nice comments.  Yes, we both loved the fabric. 

      1. Ceeayche | | #7

        Very pretty!  Like a breath of spring for those of us eagerly waiting the change of seasons.

  5. SaraLiz | | #8

    The dress is beautiful, as is your daughter!  Vogue has a similar pattern in their latest magazine, I think.

    1. Lilith1951 | | #9

      Thanks, SaraLiz for you comments!  I am now in the midst of sewing a gorgeous vintage halter dress for her (picture Marilyn Monroe over the subway grate) that was on the cover of Sewing Today Summer 2008.  We both fell in love with it, but it's been a tough one to fit over her full bust.  If I am satisfied with it, I'll post pics when it's done. 

      She's so excited about the dress it's making me nervous about getting it right. I never used to be so worried about it when she was a kid, but she's an adult now and quite discriminating in her tastes.  I wouldn't want anything to look homemade or tacky.

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