Saturday, 16 October 2010

Dress design for Shabby Apple dresses

I dared to design a dress for Shabby Apple's dare to design contest. The dress is inspired by flowers and represents their delicacy and peculiar shape. It is a Spring dress and it would be really nice to be able to take photos in the meadow. Unfortunately, it is almost freezing out there, so you will have to content with those:

The bodice of the dress is embellished with a big frill, flutter sleeves and a beautiful pearl ball button, while the skirt is plain but still very full and flowy due to its cut. The upper and lower dress parts are connected with a flowery band, which accentuates the waist. The dress has a zipper and another ball button in the back.

Fabric for the dress should be light and soft flowing, except for the waistband, which should be stiffer. I used cotton for the waistband and blends for bodice (lightweight) and skirt (mediumweight). I imagine this dress in colours like rose, peach and apricot, but the skirt should always be darker than the bodice.

1 comment:

  1. I love this dress! The material on top and the floral pattern go really well together and add interest to the whole thing. The ruffles are cute too. It just all looks so sweet! Great job, I might have to copy a bit of that dress for myself, if you don't mind. It might encourage spring to arrive early (you never know)!