My friend, Laura, asked me to make her a colonial dress, and I was more than happy to make one! We decided on Simplicity Pattern #4092, with a few adjustments, and spent a few hours roaming the fabric store until we found the perfect fabric. The next step was to have a girls' day/fitting where we pinned and cut, and sewed and pinned some more, and re-cut and re-sewed until it fit right.
I wanted to share a few pictures of how it looks now (doesn't look like anything but oddly shaped pieces of GORGEOUS fabric) so I laid it out as a bodice, to hopefully give you an idea. And yes, I did intentionally turn all the photos to black and white so that you won't see the colors until it is finished and Laura is wearing it.
|Up-close detail of the fabric.... isn't it beautiful??|
|The back pieces|
|And the front pieces|
|Material for the skirt(s)|
Hopefully I'll be updating soon about the progress of this dress! Come back soon!