I Just met Alex over the weekend and he is amazing! Yep I tooka picture with him and he help mu hand as he sang into my phone! His story, his voice and how he interprets music is a true gift! Get ready to be inspired!
Everything about that video is inspiring. The women who put together the outfits and make up are incredible.I love their choices. My little miss just had to have the dress. So here is how I made it.
Well to start I used knit fabric and sheer tricot. What is sheer tricot you ask? Sheer tricot or Tricot Chiffon is a soft porous fabric. Much like tulle only softer. It lays soft and moves naturally. When making dresses I love this stuff. They use it in lots of dresses you can buy at the store. It has proven to be a little difficult to find. So I searched online for the best place to find it! Check out Fabric.com for a few colors!
So here are my tips for making this dress.
*Make the bodice according to your little miss. Mine is super skinny so I had to make a size smaller but I added for the length because she is so tall.
*When using knits, on a regular cotton pattern you can go down a size. Because of the stretch. But in this case I did the chosen size because I did knit as my main fabric and had a sheer tricot over the top making the knit not stretch.
*No need to hem. Knits and tricot sheer don’t unravel or fray. That’s why I love them so much!
So here you go!
I started with this pattern. I used it because I liked Loved the cap sleeve. It seems like all the dresses either have huge sleeves or are sleeveless. This pattern is the perfect mix of both worlds. You can bet I will be using this bodice again in future dresses! I also loved the variety in the pattern. A jacket, ruffle pants and a dress. It’s kind of an all in one!
I followed the pattern for the bodice then measured my little miss for the length I wanted and adjusted accordingly.
When cutting the bodice I cut one of knit and one of sheer tricot. To sew them place the tricot on top of the knit. Pin it well! Sew quick stitch around the edge to hold it in place. Then continue on with hemming.
I made the skirt 3 inches shorter than the tricot sheer. Follow the directions for zipper placement and skirt waist measurements.
I added my ribbon colorand hair flower for a little pop of color. I love that I can use any color with this dress. Who knows I may add a Turquoise ribbon and flower next week!
This dress is nothing fancy but when you add the tricot you get a whole new look.
I added cream satin mini flowers to the neckline and also to her hair. Check out my Satin hair flowers post to make some of your own!
As you can see I added a large satin flower to add a a dramatic effect to her hair. These satin flowers are so simple to make using satin, some leftover sheer and lace.
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