Posted by : shundra davis Mar 22, 2014
I must say , I love the city..I loved visiting the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. Although parts of Bourbon Street where a bit to wild for myself ..Overall I enjoyed the experience. We are here for my sons soccer tournament so we had to find time to do any site seeing...
Now on to my outfit.... I love the way this dress turned out...I was going a not so innocent school girl look :)
I think I nailed it :)
Here is the pattern that I used : Vogue 8615
I altered it a bit by taking three inches off the bottom and adding a peter pan color. The dress was made from the same stretch suiting fabric that i used in "That Guy" outfit. I love it because it has a stretch and its wrinkle free.
Next time I make the dress I want to use a lighter fabric, after adding the lining the dresses ended up having some weight to it. For spring and summer this wont do!! Yes I do plan on making another!!
Overall I love this dress. The pattern was SUPER easy to follow.
To make the "Peter Pan" collar I first connected the front and back bodice pieces. Before I connected the side pieces, I traced the length and shape of the collar by laying tracing paper over it. After I had the top traced I free handed the shape of the "Peter Pan "Collar. There are several tutorials on you tube on how to do this .
Here is one: "Peter Pan" Collar
I enjoyed taking pictures in the city...it was so beautiful ...Hope you guys love!!
Till next time