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The dress is designed for spring. I imagined wearing this dress when attending a lunch with friends or on Sunday service or farmerâ€™s market stroll.
The color, obviously reminded me of spring. The way grass looks when first sprouting from the ground, all bright and noticeable.
I really loved the way the white looked against the grass green color of the dress. So crisp and sunny.
I really loved the design of the collar. It bears a V-neck trim that attaches to a tiny gathered portion of the front bodice.
Then I ruffle pleated a piece of matching fabric and added on top of the collar. I then added a white piping trimmed piece to keep the two in place.
The sleeves are tiny and capped just right for warm spring weather.
The skirt was rather interesting. It is pleated the entire way around the body. The top of the pleats are finished with a rolled white hem and are not sewn at the tops but rather at the middle giving the look of a skirt but the piece is attached.
The white waistband cinches the pieces together creating a nice flattering A-line waist and skirt. The pleats reach all the way to the bottom of the dress which falls to the knee. Very A-line, very flirty, very feminine.
I had my beautiful friend Abi model for me this time. Unfortunately, she was too tall for my tiny basement studio. So we had to ditch her pretty white heels at least for most of the shots.
Mmmm, look at that popsicle. Itâ€™s lime. When I opened the box I expected them to be green but I think white turned out better anyway. It was actually really tasty and I ate it throughout the shoot. Nice treat for baby. I bought them at Giant. Theyâ€™re called â€˜Whole Fruitâ€™ bars and they also come in Mango and Strawberry. Very spring, very refreshing to eat on a sunny porch.
If I had to sew this dress over again Iâ€™d probably use a stiffer material. It was difficult for me to find the right color of green in the right sort of fabric. I would have liked the top of the skirt piece to stick up more at the top by maybe a half an inch?
But the pleats really make the dress quite full at the bottom. I didnâ€™t need any under skirt to fluff this out. I used a circular shape which also helped to create an A-line.
I also want to thank Abi for taking the time to stop by last night after work and take these photos with me. Sheâ€™s a very busy girl and I was lucky to have her as a model. We enjoyed the post-shoot ordering pizza and talking kids. I hope she approves of the pictures I chose:)