Remember my nights with Divine? I had her come up with a few sketches of dresses last night she'd like me to make. She made some thumbnails of dresses, a couple of skirts and a shirt. It was fun to see what is floating around in her mind. She's like her momma. Sometimes you don't know what she is thinking about unless she writes or creates.
This is the one I chose to actualize: a flower covered dress with leggings.
I'm pleased with how it turned out and Divine is super proud that she designed it.
I didn't use a pattern, which made me a bit nervous with this embroidered fabric I got in Korea. But, I've decided to stop saving my fabric and to just use it. My stash...well, as someone during the last sewing soiree said, "you're like a fabric store!" as I pulled out different supplies for people's use.
Of course I'm not going to make something just to use up fabric, but as Divine and I sat on my closet floor deciding what to use, she pulled out an Amy Butler print that would have looked okay, but then I pulled out this salmon-orange embroidered piece and knew it would be fantastic.
The tab actually has no buttonhole on it. The button is for looks. I love LARGE buttons. I just added a big snap to the other side. That's the only closure on this dress--she can just slip it on.
I think the bloomer leggings were the perfect, one-of-a-kind touch.Now, of course, the others have decided they want in on the fun. WOW. We'll see how I can interpret what they've sketched...