Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wallpaper dress

I love these kinds of striped cottons. They always remind me of vintage striped wallpaper. But sometimes, I never know what to do with them. For the dress pattern, I used McCalls 6542, size 5. I think I bought this fabric at Craft Warehouse last fall. I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with the print. But I'm very happy with how it turned out.

Smock plate is a version of "Enchanted" out of The Best Of AS&E. This whole dress was so quick and easy, I want to make more.

This shows that I tea-dyed my lace. The bottom was before and much too white for my vintage design of the fabric. The tea-stain on the lace is just right.
Now I need to see if the piece I want to do for a jacket to go with this dress will tea-stain. It's an embroidered white cotton. Not sure if the embroidery will take the tea. Have to see what happens. Well, on to the next project. So little time!
Happy smocking!

1 comment:

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

You're right, it does look link vintage wallpaper. You centered the bodice beautifully and the smocking design is just right for the fabric. I also like the simple neckline and sleeves. Beautiful job!