So this week I head down to Huntsville, AL to teach at the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion. I wanted to share one of the pieces we are doing in my pre-day class on Wednesday. If you follow The Cottage Mama on Facebook or Instagram (@thecottagemama) then you’ve already seen some previews of this dress. But if not, here are a few more details:
For this class, the students will be sewing my Georgia Vintage Dress pattern. The students will each have a kit with this beautiful fabric. I just love those little strawberries. This is ‘Briar Rose’ by Heather Ross for Windham Fabric. They will also have some of the trims pictured here. The piping is called Whipstitch piping and I purchase mine through Farmhouse Fabrics.
I will be showing the students how to add machine embroidery to the bib front of the dress. We will be using the built in alphabet on the Baby Lock Journey sewing machines that all the students will use in class. I added this fun rick rack to the top of the collar and I really like the vintage charm it adds to the dress.
I added this woven trim that I had in my stash to the overskirt. I thought the shade of pink was just perfect to match these fabrics!
Here is the back of the dress. I just love that big sash in the back. It makes the dress looks so girly and fancy.
And here is the final dress. I don’t know if it’s ok to say this (since I made it), but I’m really in love with this dress. I just like how the whole piece came together with the trims, the fabric and the embroidery. I truly enjoyed putting this dress together and I hope the ladies in class will enjoy having me show them how to make a dress like this of the very own!
And that’s going to be it from me for this week since I’ll be busy teaching. I’ve got more pieces to share with you when I get back!