Sunday, October 7, 2012

Monarch Dress

Today I finished my summer sewing!  This is the Monarch Dress (Vogue 8813).  Not finished as in completely done, of course.  I need to snip threads, tweak the neckline and find some light weight buttons for the pockets.  But I'm happy with it.  And glad to be done.


I kind of like the way the hem scallops in the front, although I don't think that's intentional.  I have to say that the smocking did not work well on this fabric -- it was impossible to mark, and the zigzagging puckered up so tightly that the pearl cotton couldn't be pulled.  So I faked it.
And here is a picture of my birthday present from my friend Pam, Heddie the Hedgehog!
This morning David got out our wedding album, so I decided to put up one of the pictures.  I can't believe how much hair we used to have!


pam said...

The dress is lovely! It will look perfect with a glass of champagne. I especially like the wedding picture. Special people!

Annie said...

Hmm, champagne sounds nice. We should get together soon for champagne! And thanks for the comments!

stevenl said...

It is amazing how little you two have changed in three decades!