“Bellis Tulipa” Phase 1
The basic pattern for this dress has been cut & pinned together. After the 1st fitting, I’ll make the proper alterations, then sew the pieces together, including the all the trimmings (belt, zipper, straps, & ruffles). I’ve decided to use bra sliders to make the dress straps adjustable. It’ll be my 1st attempt at an adjustable strap! Eeek! But, it’ll be easier for me to stick with a single strap length, while also being adjustable for the wearer. Just a few more days & this dress will be ready for the photo shoot!
I have a few more ideas for adjustability: using stretch fabric for the bust area &/or elastic shirring on the back. These changes will give the dress a wider range in sizes, as well as be easier throw on. I’m sure once I’ve got the pattern down to a T, I can start experimenting with these ideas.
As always, I’m thankful for eHow-Tos/DIY videos for teaching me how to be a better designer, as well as giving me great ideas for future collections! It’s amazing how much I’ve learned on the web vs what I learned during my 1st year of college. It only proves that my ADHD requires learning at my own time & pace. But, to each his/her own! The adventure is within how you get there, but the accomplishment is arriving there!
To view the original idea for this dress, go to “Bellis Tulipa” Cross Front Dress.