July 29, 2008

Presenting....the Dahlia dress!

I finished hemming this one around 11:30 or midnight last night. A bit of a longer process than usual, since I did a lot of stopping and starting due to my wrists, which are still better than they were, but still not fully recovered. I'm absolutely loving the main fabric of it. The dress itself is from McCall's 5624. Made a few modifications, namely raising the neckline in both the front and back by about an inch. (Good thing I did, too!) The other thing I did was to fully line it instead of just line down to the midriff.

Here's a closeup of the fun twisty straps.

I hope maxi-dresses aren't completely outdated next summer, because I think I really do like this one enough to make the long version. But it's not going to happen before the end of the summer, not with everything else I need to get done!

Also put together a couple scrapbook pages for the road trip album today, at least in terms of pasting down pictures.


  1. Very pretty! I love the dress shape. It's virtually flattering on everyone.

  2. Another great dress - I love the solid contrast at the waist.

  3. oh that is just gorgeous! well done.

  4. Becky, it's gorgeous! And a classic look like that will never go out of style, so don't worry.

  5. Beautiful! I know you will love wearing it. It must start getting cold where you are soon. We in TX have another 3 or more months of maxi dress weather. :)

  6. that is a pretty dress.


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