Tuesday, February 28, 2012
When I saw this blue velvet, I was smitten. I resisted for a while, because I have no need of blue velvet in my life right now. But I'm hoping that my granddaughter Isabel will have a party or two to go to where blue velvet is just the thing.
The pattern is the Snap Wrap dress from the Prudent Baby website. It's a simple pattern, but attaching the lining to the velvet turned out to be much less simple than I expected. Things seldom turn out to be as simple as I expect! I had planned to tat a motif to put on the bodice, but when I realised how difficult (and necessary) topstitching the bodice would be, I made plan B. The split ring braid comes from my stash of 'handbag tatting'. It holds the lining in place and contrasts with the velvet. I hope Isabel will like it.