Today's post is *so* exciting, because it features my dear friend Sarah! :)
Last week I got back from a week-long stay at her house, and boy, did we have a time. Sarah is the dearest, sweetest friend and adopted sister a girl could ask for, and I am so thankful that the Lord brought us together! Always encouraging and pointing me towards the Lord, inspiring me in numerous ways, and blessing me with her wonderful testimony. And on top of all that, sharing an unbelievable amount of the same interests and opinions. ;) Love you, gal!!
A few months ago I had mentioned to her that I was thinking of selling my floral 1950s dress. It never fit quite right, and I found myself never even wearing it. Sarah loved the fabric and style, but it was not the right size for her either. Since I was in need of a gift to bring for her, I decided to remake the dress into a different style that would fit her!
She liked the collar on my lemon dress, so after much deliberation I decided to do that style for hers. It turned out to be a lot trickier than expected since the sleeve and neckline areas were both shaped differently than the original, but it worked out in the end, and quite well at that!
Suffice it to say, I am exceedingly jealous of her gorgeous hair. *sigh* Perhaps being around her hair for a week will have given my hair the incentive to grow. ;)
I used the same skirt that was one my dress and just took in the center back seam a bit. The front is pleated, instead of being gathered like the original. It gives kind of an early-1950s look, which is gorgeous and doesn't require a petticoat!
A wide belt seemed like it would be the perfect touch, especially since I had a spare buckle in a wider width.
I had *just* enough scraps left of the fabric to eke out a new front bodice, along with collar pieces. It was a tight squeeze, but it did fit, and I even matched the center front seam! Yay!!!
This collar is so much fun to make! Especially since I actually made pattern pieces for it in the first place, unlike what I normally do. ;) It's nice to actually be able to recreate a style that I like!!
Even the back of the collar is cute! :)
I originally planned on adding cuffs to her dress, but it looked too pretty without them to add them to it. They ended up being just the right length and size, which is so fun!!
I'm so happy that the dress fits her so well, and looks so pretty on her! :) A pretty dress on a gorgeous lady. Thanks for modeling it, Sarah!! <3