Yes, we have a beach in Antwerp! It’s a narrow stroke of sand on the left bank of the river Schelde. It’s forbidden to swim there and the view isn’t that nice. By all means, it’s not perfect but I enjoy the silence and the ships passing. I don’t like the crowded seaside anyway, thus for me it’s a good hide. The sun was in town last sunday and it was a perfect day to make pictures of my little girl’s new dress. A bright printed dress with a summery back detail in a lovely viscose. This fabric makes her skirt flutter in the breeze, just perfect for taking pictures…
I use a classic bodice for this dress. The red lines is how I altered the original bodice. As you can see I added height on the front shoulder seam (2cm) For the back I only copy the lower part of the bodice. The bodice for this dress is fully lined and small fabric straps insure everything stays in place. (see sketch). For the skirt I cut 2 rectangles (fabric width x skirt length 36cm) and gather them at the waist before attaching it to the bodice. The hem is finished with a roll seam.
7 thoughts on “Summer in the city”
The dress is gorgeous and your fabric choice is amazing. Your craftsmanship is so inspiring.
So nice to know you are inspired by my posts, your the sweetest! xxx
gorgeous dress, love the colours!
Thank you Oramaj, I thought the colours would be to bright at first but when the sun is shining it’s perfect 😉
See? Just when we were talking about the skill of miniaturising! I’m sure that as a skilled seamstress, you have as much fun as the ones working on Barbie’s dresses! But your model is even more gorgeous! xxx
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Sweet Lia, thank you so much for your lovely comments. I’m very honoured!!! xxx I love your posts, they are truly inspirational!