Thursday, 23 October 2008

BWOF 06-2008-118 Mark #2

I am much more happy with second attempt at dress 118 from the June BWOF than the original due to my following the suggestions of the ladies at stitchers guild. I have scaled the pattern down to size 34 for my daughter.

I think I could have made her a 32, but the dress fits reasonably well. The waistband is higher than in the pattern, and I could have made a petite adjustment between the shoulders and the bust. This is the second time I have felt this with a BWOF pattern on my daughter, so I will definitely do this for her next BWOF garment.
I am particularly happy with the smocked and pleated middle section of the dress.


The green voile sash needed more balancing against the pink than we originally expected. I have both piped the bodice seams, neckline and armholes, and finished the hem with bias binding in the green.

The flower at the centre back is a lazy daisy with stem stitch and detached chain in the same green as the sash - DMC 732.
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Dawn said...

I love this in your colors. That smocking is great too.

Liana said...

Beautiful, and so very unique. I love the smocking and the lazy daisy on the back.

Vicki said...

What a gorgeous dress! You have done a beautiful job (as usual) ;)

Cennetta said...

Beautiful dress. It fits your DD perfectly. The mocking is superb. I haven't worked up the nerve to try it.

angie.a said...

I love the smocking!! Great idea :)

Claudine said...

Beautiful smocking and great color combo! Bravo.