My sister-in-law is getting married this summer, so I have been on the hunt for a special dress for Madeline. I saw a darling FREE tutorial and thought I could save some bucks.
Plus, my mom is in town and I truly believe she can make/fix anything, so I planned this "little" project for us to do.
It has been a nightmare. :)
My mom just shook her head when I said I had found a tutorial. As a seasoned seamstress and wise mother, she knew better than to think it would be easy. And she was right. A day or two project turned into a week of sewing, taking out stitches, confusion, frustration, crazy ruffles, more sewing, more taking out and this repeated several times.
I was given a free pattern, which is really great. I'm amazed at how generous people are with their talents. And she did say it was an untested tutorial and may contain mistakes. But just in case you want to attempt it, I think she skipped a few steps in her directions and to get the right fullness in the skirt, I think you need an extra pattern piece. Anyway.. I guess we bonded and it's pretty much done. My mom had to make up a few steps and it worked out. I'm still toying with the idea of adding an organza sash around the waist with a big bow in the back. We'll see.
I think it looks cute on her. I used pre-ruffled mini fabric for the bodice and silk shantung for the skirt.
Here is the original tutorial
Twas the Night Free Dress Pattern
Good luck. :)