Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Amity Dress


Dress number three is done - whew! This one took a bit more time, partially because I had to start with an un-trimmed stomacher (I didn't want the bows to get beat up during the sewing process) and partially because I had enough fabric to do the skirt treatment I wanted to do! So then I had to figure out how to actually do it. ;-)




Voila! Well worth the extra effort, I think. The main color of this dress may be brown and not necessarily a girlish color, but there's no mistaking the uninhibited femininity of this design! Top to toe, it's as lady-like as can be.




I had to leave the skirt bows off because they looked . . . well . . . silly. It made the pulled back skirt more subtle, but also more elegant. It should look nice with a full slip.





The lower sleeves are attached on the outside, creating a gentle ruffle.








The back.




The stomacher is trimmed with double layer ribbon bows.




Nasty picture with flash, but it does give you an idea of the richness of the taffeta.


On to the last dress . . .

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! I love my dress, so beautiful!!!!!! I really, really,really love it!!! I can't wait to wear it!!! Thank you sooooooooo much!!!!!!
Gracie Smith

The Barnard's said...

I love all the dresses, but this one has to be my favorite :) I love the colors and the bows, so pretty!

~Abby

The Capp Crew said...

So beautiful!!!

~Mandie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dresses! I could not pick a favorite...maybe it will be the next one!
~Sherry

Jungheims said...

Love those bows!

Do you ever enter of your work in the fair?

Kristi said...

This one is my favorite! I LOVE the brown and pink. Stunning! Wonderful job, Gretchen! :)

Anonymous said...

Gretchen,
I had to post my thanks on my dress:) We got home and COULD NOT take them off. I had to go to our church for awhile and I was very disappointed that my sisters were able to keep theirs on longer than me! So as you can see we really, really, really, love them! Thanks for you work!

The Smiths Girls

PS This was written by Gracie:)