Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My Daughter's Birthday Dress

June 7th is my daughter's birthday. It's one of those Big O birthdays. She's going to Las Vegas with her dad and some friends for the big day. We'll celebrate with a party when she comes home for a visit at the end of June.
I just went to the Post office to send her dress off and I just hope she gets it on time.
Tamara really loves knit dresses so we came up with View E of this pattern.



Neither one of us likes cap sleeves so I ended up making three versions before I came up with this length.





View E had a twisted band detail and I tried it in both plain black and with the self fabric. I wish I had thought of taking a picture. In any case ,it didn't do a thing for this dress. We decided I would go for simple and just leave the midriff plain.



The fabric is a poly/lycra and only took about two metres to make.The skirt had no back seam and the midriff isn't faced. That bothered me a bit and I almost decided to line it but then I thought the dress would be a lot cooler to wear if I just left it out.

This is a really easy pattern to make up,well if you don't make three versions of the sleeve that is. I would recommend it as a good project for those of you who would like to try working with knits but are a little leary.

I decided to post this project today because My DD doesn't check my blog out the way she use to so she probably won't see this and she'll still get a surprise when she opens her package.So here is the dress.


16 comments:

Gail said...

I'm also having a big 0 birthday today. I know I'd love it if my Mum sent a dress like this. Unfortunately mine's just come out of intensive care. It sounds silly but the vibrance of your daughter's dress brought me joy.

Kim said...

La robe est magnifique Diana! J'ai h√Ęte de la voir en vrai quand Tamara va la porter au travail =)

Julia said...

I love the dress. My daughter will have her big 0 birthday on Monday, June 1. We gave her a gift when we went to visit her a couple of weeks ago. When my oldest had her 30th it hurt me more than any of my bdays have. I even have a 9 year old grand daughter now!!

gwensews said...

Sweet dress! She'll be so proud to wear it! Time--where DOES it go?

Vicki said...

Petty dress. Lucky daughter still having mum sew for her.

Linda T said...

Great colors in that knit. I'm not fond of cap sleeves either. This length looks really nice!

Lori said...

Very pretty dress, your dd will be thrilled.

Adrienne said...

Very pretty dress! I love the fabric!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a great dress! I am sure that DD will love it!

Back Porch Blessings said...

Love this dress and the fabric is the bomb. I bet she is going to look fab in this. This dress got my sewing mojo juices going again. Thanks

Lindsay T said...

Great dress! Think you can post a photo of her wearing it?

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I love the print and colors in this fabric :) It's a beautiful dress and I'm sure she will be very pleased.

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

Very pretty dress, I know she loved it!

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Morzel: said...

What a wonderful dress this is! Lovely fabric. I have this pattern in stash and didn't get around sewing it yet, but will keep it in mind. I am sure your daughter will be thrilled tomorrow!

Tany said...

Hapy belated Birthday to your DD! The dress looks wonderful, I'm sure she loved it!