Monday, June 30, 2014

The Bavarian Princess Dress

I have a hoard of gorgeous ribbon from the fabric outlet.  It's fairly cheap and I love to gaze at the colors and designs.  When I came across a dress pattern in my stash that showcased 8 yards of ribbon, I suddenly knew I needed another summer dress.


I used aqua bottom-weight cotton, which is soft yet hefty.  I put in a vintage mustard zipper (in the front there) and splashed the ribbon all over the dress - wheeee!  I didn't even try to transfer the markings from the pattern, but instead used a ruler and pencil, making dots every few inches to keep the ribbon even.


All photos of me on this post courtesy of Genevieve!

I call it my Bavarian princess dress because the ribbon looks a bit old-fashioned German to me, and the style of the dress is princess seamed. It's a supremely comfortable dress in one of my favorite colors - I'm pleased!


15 comments:

Dusa said...

The dress color really makes your eyes pop in the last photo. Very sweet dress and perfect for the summer!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Very nice dress! I'd be tempted to make them in all sorts of colors and fabrics.

BLD in MT said...

Wow. What a super dress. Great job with the ribbon.

Eva Girl said...

That looks totally comfortable for hot summer days! Love the colors : )

Nancy po said...

How cute!!!

Reinventing Mother said...

Your sewing skills continue to amaze me!

jenny_o said...

Nice job! Love how you named it :)

Aqua is one of my favourite colours, too, especially for warm weather. I like how you "suddenly knew you needed a new summer dress", hee hee :)

Lisa said...

Your post title had me expecting something for Genevieve! :D Your ribbons are so nice and evenly placed - good job! A nice, cool dress for summer!

Rozy Lass said...

Very attractive dress. You look wonderful!

Polly said...

I love the ribbon and agree about the Bavarian influence.

The dress looks SO COMFORTABLE. I want to breeze around in one this summer.

Susan said...

What a lovely dress - and so professionally sewn! The color is perfect on you!

Adele said...

What a lovely summer dress! I agree: it looks like a european inspired dress my mother would have worn in the seventies. And with a zippered front (aka: nursing friendly?) I'm thinking you need to add dresses to your etsy store. :-)

Shauna said...

Very lovely! Trim is great to jazz up solid fabric! I have loads of great ribbon/trim too, but somehow the pairing up of it with fabric and pattern too - it's too much and I don't get it done! Great job! The zippered in front style seems like it will be so easy to throw on for summer.

Sarah Barry said...

I'm so impressed that you sew clothes for yourself! That is a beautiful color on you.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

I love your dress. It is beautiful with the ribbon trim.. Looks great on you.. Love the pattern.
Genevie did a good job taking the photos..

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