Sunday, March 02, 2008

Not perfect, but done!

Its not pretty. It won't win any neatness prizes. I will never show a picture of the inside. But its done!!!!!


Will write more later, but here are some pictures.

The dress:




Close up of bodice to show the incredibly painful ruching(and cleavage, evidently)



The back (I might change this around, but this will work for the moment...)



Incredibly painful ironing and steaming to get the cool pleating on the dress...



So much work for such a tiny piece...



Finally, side by side:


I learned a lot in this project... Will detail all those in an upcoming post.

8 comments:

cidell said...

Sister, you look amazing. Really, really amazing!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I don't care what you say this is an awesome garment! You can see all of the work you put into it and it looks exactly like the original!

Anonymous said...

You GO Reethi!! You look awesome! You did a really great job on the dress. Don't chicken out of wearing it in public either...

loopylulu said...

You look great! This is a great knockoff and noone will be looking at the inside anyways =)

mommiemarzie said...

I think you look fabulous! Amazing job. You have more patience than me to do all that ruching. Whew!
-Kathy

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is just beautiful. You look great!

Cennetta said...

Reethi, You look fantastic! The ruching on your dress is beautiful. Congratluations!

Alpa said...

Reethi,
that is one gorgeous dress! you look absolutely lovely.... i so need to get on joshi's detox too :)

i'm a complete beginner, so it's really motivating to see all the things you've been making. you have a wonderful blog i went back and read all your posts :)