Dress sizes 2 - 12

This classic empire-waist dress features a modified bateau neckline, skirt variations, and sleeve variations.  Dress A has a band of shaped smocking encircling the neck, and a very narrow smocked band at the lower edge of the cap sleeves.  Both edges of the smocked bands are trimmed and stabilized with tiny piping, as is the front waistline; a pretty sash ties in a bow in back.  Bias binding finishes the neck and sleeves.  The skirt, underlined in silk organza for body, is gathered at the lower edge to an underskirt to form a bubble skirt.  An optional fabric flower adorns the waist.

Dress B features transparent organza insets at the neckline and at the bottom of the short puffed sleeves.  Beautiful lace edging is applied over the organza at the neck and above the cuffs.  Piping edges the organza inserts, and as in the other version, bias binding finishes the neck and cuffs.  The skirt is simply gathered, with a wide, lace-trimmed organza band at the hem.  The waist sash can be a simple, wide, satin ribbon, or create a jacquard ribbon sash with satin ribbon tie-ends.  Better yet, make several sashes in different colors for a variety of occasions!  Suggested fabrics:  Light to medium-weight fabrics such as silk taffeta, silk duppioni, cotton sateen, batiste, quilting-weight cotton.  Dress A bodice underlining and underskirt - batiste.  Bubble skirt underlining - silk organza.  Dress B underlining and inserts - silk organza.

The bodice, sleeves, and skirt patterns for the Lilac, Rose, Baby's Breath, Honeysuckle, Sweet Pea, and Buttercup patterns are all interchangeable.

Dress A made from Thai silk (other colors available in my store) and smocked with included plate.

Dress A made with Thai silk

Dress B made with ivory cotton sateen and silk organza.  Shown with burgundy or blue jacquard ribbon sashes.  Contact me to purchase kit with silk dupionni instead of sateen.  Dusty pink ribbon is also available.




$ 16.00 per yard.

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