(My daughter & Hubby, two peas in a pod:)
Here are a few picture highlights of the evening....
(Wearing my mask)
(Dancing with Dad)
(Made a new friend)
(Posing with the Big Girls)
(Grabbed some chocolate ice cream afterward)
(One of my favorite photos of the night--I'd call it "Ice Cream and a history lesson")
I'm happy I "rediscovered this pattern " and made the decision to use it. It went together effortlessly!!! Here's the pattern review.....
New Look 6881
Dress with bodice and skirt variations.
I cut the size 4 for my daughter.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, pretty much! I added a few changes but overall it looked about the same.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the style and felt it would be a great pattern to showcase the fancy fabric I had.
Turquoise taffeta with black embossed velvet pattern.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Added 2" to the bodice and took in back skirt seam at bottom about 2" and tapered to nothing at waist. I also used tulle instead of net to add volume to the skirt & let it hand 2" below hemline to add contrast. I also used a velvet pleated trim that I picked up in NYC for the neckline. And I used the remainder of the trim to make a flower which I added to the dress.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Probably not since I sewed it once when she was a baby. But I HIGHLY recommend it to others.
Wonderful little dress! Me and my daughter couldn't be happier!