Saturday, April 23, 2022

Purple Flower Power Dress Revealed - Vogue V1858






 


It has been almost a whole month since I last posted about this dress.  I had mentioned that I wanted to do something extra.  My "extra" was to add some silk flowers and petals to the dress.  It took me a while to decide how to place the flowers and the petals on it.  I knew I wanted to make a corsage like flower, not detachable.  Also, I thought of putting one flower at the hem.  I still wasn't sold on the placement.  




After talking with Rhonda about my idea, she helped me rearrange the flowers and the petals.  So today, finally, I'm sharing how I finished the purple flower power dress.  First, I added three flowers at the top shoulder area.  The one directly on top is a detachable corsage.  I was afraid that it would get mangled if I sewed it onto the dress.  The leaves were the biggest concern.  The remaining two were placed on the back shoulder, kind of in a cluster like a bouquet.  Then I sewed on petals falling down the back of the dress with the majority of them at the hem.  To complement the beaded zipper, I added a few beads to each petal and flower. 




I changed the length of the dress as well.  Initially, I added several inches to it.  After taking a few pictures, I decided to shorten it a bit.  Above are a few photos taken prior to the floral additions and the length adjustment.  So, that's it for now.  

I haven't made anything new since March.  I've been busy with other things.  We will see what the coming warmer season brings.



BTW- This was my Easter dress.  

Happy Sewing!

C

6 comments:

  1. Lovely and that beaded zipper is a real eye catcher to show off your skills.

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    1. Thank you, Ms. Bunny. You are always so kind.

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  2. Cennetta, this dress is flawless! I love how you pay special attention to the fabric and make this pattern your own by adding the flowers. I purchased this pattern for the unusual neck treatment, not knowing how to make this an interesting top. Your rendition has given me lots of ideas now. Thanks! I also appreciate all your fitting skills. Karen in Austin

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I happy to inspire. I hope your project turns out as expected.

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