Thursday, December 30, 2010

Shattered Reverse Knot Dress with Yo-Yos and Circus Skirt

This dress has a lot going on in all the good ways! First, I designed a new type of skirt for Mommy Said Sew. I'm going to call it a circus skirt. It involves 3 different types of fabric in a total of 12 panels around the skirt - traditionally this style is called gored. The skirt of the dress has lots of material in it, so it is very full and twirly. The entire hem and the bodice fabric is Shattered by Anna Maria Horner from her Innocent Crush collection. The full skirt hem is trimmed out in a Patty Young embroidered ribbon.

The bodice is covered with handmade fabric yo-yos. Sewn on by hand with vintage buttons. The lighter blue fabric is also from Innocent Crush. The darker blue is from Del Hi by Valorie Wells. This dress is something else!

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