Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Weekend of Sewing

Hey guys!

Well, I have been at my friend's house sewing all week while my mom was in Bolivia (http://wisechoices2bolivia.blogspot.com/) and let me tell you...we got SO much sewing done.
Our first project was a sheer ball dress (we each made one). This is how mine turned out:

I did the skirt ALL by hand: hem, tucks, gather, etc.

My second project was a bodice for a new work dress:

Thirdly we fixed this hat:

To look like this:

And lastly we made a sunbonnet for my little sister:


annamae said...

read your post on the S&S board, wow, that dress is lovely! and what an accomplishment to hand sew so much of it! i never have enough patience for that. :)

Amy said...

Gorgeous dress!! I love handsewing, but have never done it on that scale before - wow!

Cherry_Ames on S&S

Anonymous said...

Did you use a pattern for your white sheer dress?

Rebecca said...

well, I used my friend's pattern that I think she created...but it is really just a simple gathered bodice and poof sleeves with a ruffle. The skirt I just cut 4 panels and put 5 half inch tucks and a 5 or 6 inch hem and then gathered the skirt and attached it to the bodice.

Anonymous said...

You make it sound so easy!

Rebecca said...

haha, well, it wasn't really. I mean working with such delicate material was kind of scary and a hassle!!! But everything turned out so pretty, I wouldn't have done anything any other way! :)

fiddlebob said...

The dress is lovely, but I was attracted by your interest in Civil
War Reenactments. I was a member of a group that played ONLY at Reenactments for a couple of years.
We had a lot of fun playing in the
Arkansas area. We had 3 15 tune sets that we played. Each set started and ended with Dixie. Needles to say we played only tunes from the South.


Rebecca said...

thank you for your comment! yes I really enjoy Civil War reenactments and I am definitely a southerner. me and my friends always are jamming at the reenactments we attend and dixie and the bonnie blue flag are difinitely a favorite! :)

Becky said...

I am curious what pattern you used if any?
Your dresses are beautiful