Friday, July 10, 2009

hanna...



I've had this dress finished for awhile, but I'm slow getting the photos.
I used several different patterns to get the look that I wanted. The bodice top from one, skirt from another, and self drafted pockets.



I wanted you to see a close-up, as the fabric is really great. I am unsure of the era. The stylized flowers tend to suggest fifties. The width was also only 35". I am tempted to hem it up just a titch. It just feels a little long. Then again, sometimes it is just time to be done.
What do you think?

10 comments:

Cindy said...

Love the pockets!

Trudy Callan said...

The fabric is awesome, and those are such clever pockets. My opinion is: I know you are ready to be done, but I would hem it up, a little more than just a titch. Here's the reason: You could get away with it the way it is, but having a dress fall where it touches mid to just above mid-calf is not the most flattering part of the leg because it will make the calves look bigger. The most flattering length for a skirt to fall is just behind the back of the knee. It would also look nice if at least brought it up above the mid-calf level.

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gwensews said...

I think that dress is awesome!

Gail said...

I'm very partial to Japanese prints. This is lovely.

Rebecca Blackburn said...

Hi Melynda

I'm a freelance writer and I was wondering if I could interview you for a story for an Australian magazine?
My email is info@rebeccablackburn.com.au

cheers Rebecca

Melynda said...

I am open.
Please provide additional details.
Melynda

glam.spoon said...

great fabric, and great pockets! I'm impressed with your ability to create a hybrid garment from different patterns. :)

Stephanie said...

I love the dress, my favorite part is the pockets!

lucky knitter said...

I love it! Your attention to detail is wonderful!

bitter betty said...

oh man do I love those pockets.
LOVE.