Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Making a Minty Dress Part 1

During the early part of this year I found some amazing fabric in NYC that I just had to buy. It reminded me of Emily Temple Cute and a fabric and patten that they would use. I was able to get it in a pretty pinky melon color and  a nice mint. I saved it until I came up with the perfect idea for it and last week I make my first cut and stitch. I found a pattern at JoAnn's Fabrics about a month ago for just $1. It was a shirt with capped sleeves. I really like the sleeves so I bought it pretty much for them. I mixed the pattern with my own ideas and my Minty Lolita dress is about half complete.

It is a cute and simple Lolita design. Capped sleeves, empire waisted, gathering at the bust, and the super cute minty bow fabric. The sleeves look large in these pictures and they are not quite that big. I think it is just the way it is hanging on the dress form. I tried the top on and it fits quite well which is good because it does not have any gathering in the back or any elastic.
The skirt lining is not attached yet and won't be until the bottom part of the dress is done as well. (Disregard the black and white ruffle on the bottom. That is just another skirt that was on the dress form that I kept on it to give the lining a nice silhouette.) The bottom of the Op will be pretty basic. 2 ruffles along the hem and perhaps a couple of cute little bows. Every Lolita likes bows. 
I will have fabric left over after I am done with this garment but I am not sure how much. I will just have to see. I hope there is enough to perhaps make a skirt. I still don't know what i want to do with the pink melon version of this fabric. It hasn't "spoken" to me yet. What do you think I should make with it?


  1. Oh gosh that looks like it's going to be adorable! I really love the fabric, it's definitely ETC looking! Can't wait to see where this dress goes!


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