Saturday, December 16, 2006

The Most Difficult Project...ever

This is my 3rd Irish Dance dress, the first two were rather simple and I have no digital photos to post. I've been working on this for months and frankly I'm rather sick of the darn thing. Sadly Lauren has outgrown it and I am sewing at a snails pace. I don't dare let anyone else wear this as there are many imperfections. However, I have learned a lot about the art of Irish Dance costumes...I know how to applique well now. I still have to master the box pleat and I don't care for the rubbery stretchy base fabric. I chose simple designs to practice the brother said it looks like a hockey jersey so I can't get that out of my mind now when I look at this dress.

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