I literally just finished making this dress this morning, organised the photo shoot to be able to meet up with Project run and play week 4 formal design wear.
Three shades of blue????
Yes, the flower fabric, satin and ribbon. the flower fabric is some sort of lace but not sure, the flowers are actually made in velvet. The shades are so close to each other that they compliment one another.:)
Dress is fully lined in a royal blue lining fabric similar to the satin fabric.
So why the panels, well I didn't have any enough flower fabric to give me the volume I wanted in the skirt. I had 2 yards of fabric to make two dresses which was about 56" wide. Total length of skirt was about 75" after I used three velvet panels and two satin panels (I like my skirts full :) )
I made this in 3/4 sleeve.
Also the shiny flower shape in the flower fabric was 'rough' as in is not smooth on the skin and a little girl is more concerned about comfort than fashion that I had to put a band of satin at the sleeves, and neckline for comfort.
|Skirt with different panels joined|
I cut three pieces of lace fabric and two of satin to form the skirt.
|Dress without sleeves|