The lady in Red
I wanted a show-stopping gown for a queen pageant and my final year in 4-H. This sequin seaweed fabric in red seemed to be just the thing. The dress is adapted from several patterns: Vogue 1304 and Vogue 1032 and McCall’s 5001. This fully lined, fitted dress has a sweetheart neckline and princess seams. As eye-catching from the back as it is from the front with an open back and train. The dress is underlined in black to deepen the red color. Back closures include an invisible zipper and jeweled clasp. Most of the sequins were trimmed from the seam allowances and then resewn by hand over the seams where needed. This was the first time I made a complete muslin, which really helped with merging the patterns and fitting.