More about the Rosella Dress

First, here’s hoping everybody had a delightfully merry Christmas!

Second, we’ve finished the Rosella dress (we still have to make the cape, though). Hooray! Here are some pictures:

Rosella Dress

It’s so deliciously princesssy that we could hardly restrain our delight! And Myrna (who is modeling in these pictures) has refused to take it off….

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The main fabric is actually our favorite cotton/silk blend sateen (dull side up) with this beautiful diamond-patterned silk lace on top.

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Don’t you love the trim? Believe it or not, it’s just fabric. We took the aqua accent fabric (china silk, if you’re interested) and made bias tubes, about 1/8″ to 3/16″ wide. Then we stitched it to the dress at 3/8″ intervals, gathering it as we went. Super cute!

I’m hoping we’ll start the cape soon (a very simple little number), so there will be pictures of that forthcoming…

Melinda

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