Tuesday, 4 February 2014

A-line dress with 3D-pleats

The last project made during KCW winter 2014 is this A-line dress with 3D-pleats.

Inspired by these gorgeous dresses, we immediately put a similar project on our todo-list. The last day of KCW we cut and sew the dress, nevertheless the handwork took way longer than planned.

The dress was dragged along to gymnastics- and swim classes of the children and was completed while cheering on the kids and watching their progression. The dress in the making was already watched and approved by many mothers.

The daughter and me we are pleased with the final result; my contentment is partly related to the fact I am done sewing pinches.

Jade her favorite color, pink, isn’t really my favorite, we found a compromise in fluo pink and so everybody is happy.

The pleats were sewn together with fluo orange thread. Initially I wanted a more contrasting color for making the pinches, but that takes away the attention from the 3D-effect of the pinch itself to the color of the thread and after all the handwork that is not what I wanted.

Pattern: The pattern is drafted by Curl Up, Doguincho inspired us to fold together the pleats.
Fabric: The fluorescent pink cotton is from Riley Blake Designs and was bought @ Hawthorne Threads.

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