Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mama's New Liberty Dress

(Picture taken by my sweet Molly)

When Target finally put all of the liberty scarves on clearance, I was able to get my hands on four of them! They were $3 each! Since I was pretty close to having my dress pattern just right I cut into one of my precious scarves last night....and I love it!!! I made it with a drawstring waist instead of elastic this time.


I made the front bodice of this one a button-up (using part of my drawstring for buttonhole loops). I haven't finished the hem yet because I think I may want to use some wide crochet lace....What do you think? Should I just hem it like it is and wear my petticoat with it, or add lace (and then I could still wear the petticoat if I wanted to)? I cant do a ruffle because I just about used every inch of that scarf...Any ideas?

12 comments:

Lise said...

Love it! I vote for a crochet hem; I think it would look lovely with the floral pattern.

organicmommy said...

I think I would do the crocheted lace for it. Very cute and perfect for the fabric!
Very cute, love the dress and what a great way to use some fun fabric!

Sarah said...

I would do a thread crochet hem. I think that would be very sweet.

Mama Lusco said...

Cute, cute! I would hem it without trim so you would have the option for more dressy without lace or more romantic with your pettiskirt. Way to score on the scarves!

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

I like the lace idea :) And also am wondering when this pattern will go for sale?? LOVE it!! So cute!

LadySnow said...

It's so pretty!

Julia said...

Love it! Either way to hem would be great. I'd just go with my gut!

Hayes said...

LOVE it as is! Wear the petticoat if you want.

Cherishing My Days said...

Love it as is!! You could always ruffle it with a different fabric. But I too am wondering when this will be available to buy! I'm pregnant until November, so you have until then. Lol! ;)

Debbie said...

Beautiful dress!

Donna said...

I can't believe you made this from scarfs. I just love it. I like it without the lace trim, myself.

Donna said...

I can't believe you made this from scarfs. I just love it. I like it without the lace trim, myself.