Monday, March 21, 2011

First Communion Dress

It's just around the corner, First Holy Communion. It's not done yet, but here's what I've been working on this past weekend. I've had this dress pattern for several years, and it looks divine on paper. However, I'm going to have to make some alterations to make this not look like a bolt of fabric on my tall slender girl. I would even say I think it looks lovely on the hanger...but on my daughter, it just looks like some one's wedding dress swallowed her up. I don't like it!

I did consider just buying a dress, there are lots of pretty ones online. But I was afraid they wouldn't fit her well. Well, now look what I went and did! I made a dress that doesn't fit her well at all. Now is this ironic or what!

My absolute nemesis in sewing is zippers. I suck at them! If you look close to the front of the dress you can see where I damaged the fabric when I accidentally sewed over the top of the dress while sewing in the zipper. Please don't ask me to make you a garment that requires a zipper, you'll be sorry!

Lucky for me, my daughter is not picky she seems to think it's nice. I can take it in some in the back, and add a sash or something. Maybe I'll add some beading if I have time or can think of something that would compliment the dress.

Oh, I almost forgot, I did change the pattern somewhat, in that I added some cap sleeves to the dress. The dress code guidance for first communion was "no bare shoulders."

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I think it's nice. You could sew on beads around the neckline to dress it up. A sash would be pretty too.

Amanda said...

I used a pattern for a Christmas dress for my daughter. I couldn't tell you why I even bothered with a pattern, I usually freehand much of what I do anymore but anyway, I thought the skirt's pattern didn't look full enough but followed the pattern anyway and boy was I unhappy. Not that I look poorly on how the Amish and Mennonite's dress, but boy could my daughter have passed for one in that get up! She had to wear it too, that was the worst part. It's a nightgown now.

I'm sure no one will notice any mistakes and I am sure she'll look lovely just the same. Seamstresses are always too critical on themselves I think.

Mrs. 2nd Lieutenant said...

ohmigosh its gorgeous :)