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An Original Design, My Twirly Dress

This past year I decided I needed to start dedicating more time to personal projects.

My table cover project that I shared with you last week was 1 of 2 I’ve done this year. Both projects have been for my apartment though. And while I do love this kind of work, my main love is clothing. I decided it was time to make an original piece for myself!

I’ve had several projects I’ve been wanting to start on, but one won out.

I finally sat down and sketched out my idea to share with you! Please no judging. Sketching was never my strength.

I got this fabric several years ago on a trip to Asheville, North Carolina. I instantly fell in love with it. I don’t usually like kitschy things, but this fabric just had something different. I left with 3 yards and no idea what I wanted to do with it.

I was fairly confident I wanted to make a dress. With a twirly skirt.

I love to design and make things with tailored details. Then combine it with touches of femininity, which is what I think I accomplished here.

A fitted bodice with neck pleating details and a skirt that gains its fullness from large pleats.

It will have pockets. I think that is becoming a must for dresses.

Let me know what you guys think, and I’ll keep y’all posted on the progress!



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