Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tikvah's bat mitzvah outfit

Tikvah fell in love with this pattern (McCalls 4246) and chose a pale mint green cotton with gold curlicues; I chose the ribbon to give the outfit some depth of colour.

I raised the neckline a little, made a couple of muslins to get the fit right, then sewed up this ensemble. For the shirt, I used a lightweight white cotton interlining and lining, hand-stitched down the seam allowances on the princess seams, finished the sleeves with narrow bias tape on the inside edge, hand-sewed the ribbon, and altogether had a great deal of fun making it just right!

1 comment:

  1. This dress is such a fine piece of design, fitting, and craftsmanship, and Tikvah looks drop-dead in it. If in the wrong century. A couture inspiration, Elisheva.