Thanks for your suggestions on party activities; it’s always nice to have some new ideas at the ready!
I thought I’d share this latest dress for sale in the shop. I’ve been wanting to do a dress similar to the one up in my blog header and had a lovely client who obliged. I am loving the soft pink on this one, such a sweet dress.
I get frequent emails asking about my process for sewing the ruffles on my dresses. I wish I could share a simple and fast trick, but the truth is that adding the ruffles to these dresses takes a very long time. After serging the edges and sewing the strip(s) into a circle, I run a gathering stitch along the edge of each strip, gather it by hand, pin it to the dress, and carefully sew it on. It’s really slow going, but totally worth the results.