Monday, March 28, 2011

Kristen's Dress

Okay, this has to be one of my absolute favorite dresses I've ever made! Kristen picked out all the materials ahead of time and gave them to me to create her dress. I used this pattern and I knew it would take some changing to fit Kristen because she has very narrow shoulders. So I first made a mock bodice and fitted it to her. Other than that I pretty much just followed the pattern, though I did pleat the skirt rather than gather it in the back. I did an invisible zipper in the back so one can hardly see it. I wish I had a picture of her wearing it, because it looks twice as gorgeous on her! Enjoy the photos!

We just got updated photos of Kristen, so I am re-posting this with them below. Enjoy!
From the front - isn't the fabric great??
Here is Kristen playing her harp. Too bad the music stand is in the way!

Back view!
The sleeve-flares are pleated up to meet the seam, so that the lace can peak out from underneath.

Kristen looking oh, so lovely!
Thanks to Kathryn Grace Photography for the last three photos. © Kathryn Grace Photography.


  1. I've said it before but I'll say it again... I WANT THAT DRESS!!!

  2. Tara!!!! This is Ashlei from Alaska! That dress is so Gorgeous!!!! I might just have you make me one!! :D Hope yall are all doing well! Tell Kathryn I said Hi!!

  3. Kathryn - I know you do.... get the fabric and I'll make one for you!! :)

    Hey Ashlei - Awww.... glad you liked it! I was pretty pleased with it myself! Hope to see you soon!!

  4. Kristen you look beautiful! (so does Laura in her pictures)

    Wonderful job on the dresses Tara!


  5. Nice hairdo too - you are multi talented!



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