Saturday, November 15, 2008

Marilla's Christmas Dress

I finished Marilla's dress! I'm losing a bit of steam lately on these projects I need to get moving faster if I'm going to be done with all my Christmas projects in time.

anyway, same pattern as Libby's, and to be frank the same size around, but a size 6 in length. Rilla's a skinny one. ;)
Gotta have the big bow. Rilla's sash is cut from the border design, so I left them rectangular to show off the print better.

With Rilla's I also cut the bodice from the border and left her cummerbund removable. I doubt we'll ever wear it without the cummerbund, but it does give us another option if we want it.

Detail shot of the edge of the skirt. I do love this fabric. I love the green and black and gold on this. So pretty.
And of course, the doll, Gracie, got a matching dress!
Whew! Now onto Sarah's. Hers is turquoise and her border design has elephants in it. She wants a cummerbund and full skirt as well. We chose the pattern for the bodice style we like and I'll cut a skirt in a basic rectangle to fit like we want it to fit. The rectangle shape isn't the most flattering skirt shape but it has to be that way so we don't cut off the poor elephants.

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wow! That's beautiful! Great job!!

Helena said...

That is gorgeous!

And all this time I thought it was "cumberbund." I guess that's an acceptable variant.

Amy B. said...

I had no clue how to spell it, Helena, no surprise, so I looked it up. Steve agreed with my source and I'm not one to ever think I have a spelling right, LOL!!

Thanks for the compliments. I am very anxious for the Sunday before Christmas so we can show them all off. :)

Cathy said...

They are gorgeous. I love both dresses so far and I am looking forward to seeing how Sarah's turns out too.

Joy said...

WoW! The talent it takes to do this is awe-inspiring