Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Sabrina" Dress, Part 2

DD is home :-) and it's so nice to see her again. Above is a temporary placement of lace, it will be all filled out below the upper border. DD approved. But as always, plans may change. I have to see it on the black top to know for sure.

I'm almost done with the skirt. I underlined with organza, and also added organza facing to the hem. Below is a photo of the notched SA before the facing is turned and hand stitched to the underlining. Another good reason to use underlining: No stitches on the self fabric :-)

Here's the inside. I used a Hong Kong underlining seam finish for the side seams.

And below is the lace on the hem. I cut out each piece, secured the bead thread (a hassle!) and stitched them on by hand. I still have quite a few more to attach, and will do so while I watch TV tonight :-)  Think it will add some sparkle on the dance floor due to the sequins. 

Vicky asked where DD will be wearing this dress: She has a prom coming up in the end of May, her boarding school does this every year. The theme this year is 'classic' or something like that. This is her third dress and I made the other two as well. The first one was a silk and nuno felt dress, and last year was the Bollywood dress, you can see the review Here. I'm so happy she still wants me to make them, it warms my heart.   


  1. That is going to be STUNNING!!!!!!

  2. well, lucky girl, and lucky you that she wants you to make her dresses.
    This one is absolutely spectacular.
    I also love what you've done with the lace motifs at the hem.
    I'm curious, you said you're attaching the netting top and bottom? I think I'm misunderstanding - it'll be loose at the bottom in order to do what a crinoline is meant to do, yes?

  3. This will be a beautiful dress. I made my DD school formal dress last year but this year she wanted to wear one she bought a few months before.

  4. Your DD prom dress is going to be stunning!

  5. Oh I meant to comment on that dress earlier. This is what I call A-MA-ZING!!! Your DD is a pretty lucky girl. I'm a big fan of Audrey Hepburn's look and I can't wait to see this dress completed.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, it helped ;o)

  6. Can't wait to see this dress. My DD considers Audrey Hepburn a style icon too, though her own personal look resembles Ali McGraw in the 70s.

  7. This is a gorgeous dress. I can't wait to see the finished product! Your daughter must be so excited to have the most beautiful dress.