Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Canada Geese Dress and Headband Crown

Canada Geese Dress by nest full of eggs
 I did a knock-off of an Inge Van den Broeck dress.
A very Belgian style dress… the sewing pattern came from a Belgian sewing book...
Belgian sewing book

Canada Geese Dress by nest full of eggs
Back (I am trying to do a better job with pattern matching on bodice backs)

Canada Geese Dress by nest full of eggs
Inside front (the dress is completely lined, the gold polka dots give a fun surprise)

Canada Geese Dress by nest full of eggs
Inside back
 Project details
Pattern: 'Stof voor durf-het-zelvers' book (= 'Fabric for dare-it-yourselfers') Pattern 8 bodice, pleated skirt made out of a rectangular piece of fabric (17 inches by 42.5 inches), skirt is entire width of the fabric with 4 pleats in the front and 4 in the back (each pleat is about 1 inch deep)
Size: 122-128 cm
Notions: 12-14 inch invisible zipper
Canada geese cotton, Kathleen Keil Hill for Timeless Treasures Fabrics
yellow pima cotton for belt which was made the same way I made the red one for the Belgian style dress
skirt lining is gold polka dots from JoAnn
bias binding for hem on skirt lining was the same yellow pima cotton that was used for the belt
thread belt loops
headband crown (In place of the quilt batting I used white fleece)

Canada Geese Headband Crown by nest full of eggs
 The headband crown is a fun little project. It's reversible and the one I made is about 4.5 inches high and 8 inches wide. Slip it off, turn it around, put it on a different headband and you have a completely different look. I want to make more of these headband crowns in different fabrics.
Gold Polka Dot Headband Crown by nest full of eggs
Very satisfying results.

This is the fifth dress I have sewn from this book, see the first 4: Pattern 8 and Flap Collar.

PS If you are curious to see more items made from the patterns in the 'Stof voor durf-het-zelvers' book check out the 'Stof voor durf-het-zelvers' flickr group.