Pre-embroidered Summer Dress

comments (3) July 2nd, 2010 in gallery     

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   I feel great with it and ready to go out and beat the heat.
   The Front
   The Back
   This is how side pocket looks like
  Playing with the straps...
   I feel great with it and ready to go out and beat the heat.

   I feel great with it and ready to go out and beat the heat.

Photo: David L. Kerwin


I am dress lover. If you stop by my website you can tell. Anyway for this summer I like white and laces so I used this pre-embroidered black and white light weight 100% cotton for the dress and I wanted it - attractive, comfortable and especially cool down the summer's heat. I don't use pattern ever and my goal is DIY and be creative. Here it is , I'm glad and want to share and to show my work.

The burst was made by 2 layers. For ruffle, 1/2-inch elastic at the top seam and white lace stitched then folded into the wrong side. Similar with the back,2 elastic lines for ruffle and body fit. The bottom part was one piece, stitch line at the center back. I added 2 appliqued side pockets. You can see them only when I put my hands in. Another thing I wanted to play with which were the straps as you can see in the photos. I used the tiny white hooks hand-stitched on the straps and made some small thread bars under the ruffle in the back. The dress has white stretching cotton lining. I tried to match the flower pattern also. It turned out good and balance.

This dress can be worn anywhere: shopping, cocktails parties, BBQ events, beaches... still appropriate and suitable. Visit my website you can see more of my projects and let me know your opinions please.

Or you can find my other posts in my Readers Closet on Threads Magazine also. I'm so happy to share with you all that One of my designs is going to be printed on next Threads's issue. Let's cheer!!!

More than just sewing - Cloudyhn


Pattern or design used: My own design - Designs and Life Styles
posted in: gallery, white, design, style, summer, dresses, fitting, contests, home-made

Comments (3)

HeavenlyPrincess writes: I can see them now :)

Very nice--I wish I could see it in person!

Posted: 3:17 pm on July 2nd
cloudyhn writes: oh no Jordan, it was not your computer. I was just added some changes on the photos (my signature and photo credits) while you were looking on the post. If you have chance please go back to see them. I'm so sorry for that and thanks for your kind comment.


Posted: 2:37 pm on July 2nd
HeavenlyPrincess writes: Very creative! Both this dress and the other things on your website. Congratulations on getting into THREADS!

Some of the pictures aren't showing up for me :( Maybe just an issue with my computer?

Posted: 2:32 pm on July 2nd
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