Sunday, October 18, 2009

Simplicity 2591-India's "Alice" Dress

India is in love with Alice......and Wonderland.....and the Looking Glass.....and anything else to do with the stories of Lewis Carroll. She insists on referring to him by his real name, Charles Dodgson.

She has been requesting an "Alice" dress for quite some time. However, she wanted it to be a dress she could wear all the time, not just for a costume. I fell in love with this pattern: Simplicity 2591

She chose a cotton/poly blend sateen out of my stash in the perfect shade of "Alice Blue". And I proceeded to try to get this dress done so she could wear it on the night of Showstoppers. Yet, in my haste, I did not make a muslin!!!! UGH! Alas, the dress was very close to fitting correctly but I set it aside for when I had time to fix it.

So, after my brain could breathe a little better, I altered the dress last night. The only alterations I made were to the raglan shoulder seams. I took them in by a 1/4" all around, thus bringing in the shoulder/neckline by 2 inches all around. Perfect fit!

I love the line of the sleeve and shoulder, very pretty and flattering.

I need to re-press the hem and set my clapper on it while it is still warm to set the hemline. I had to curve the hemline slightly to adjust for India's sway-back and the fabric is not holding that curve very well.

I still plan on making her a lacy apron to wear when she is in her "Looking Glass" mood. I promise to post modeled pictures soon!

Over all, I love this pattern and will definitely make it again.


seamsgreat said...

Cute! I love that pattern.

julia said...

Oh My! That is sooooo pretty!!!

Oatsvall Team said...

amazing ... you have such talent ... i can't even sew a button on ... hee hee ... blessings !!!

Karin said...

very cute, is great.

greetings karin

tara said...

I have this pattern but havent tackled it yet. The close ups were nice to see.

Bunny said...

This is so pretty,Sivje. India will be just lovely in it.