Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A closeup of the dress



Just for my sister Annie, here's the dress I bought for the formal. I should have taken a before and after because I had to alter it to make it modest. I bought it at Gabriel Brothers, and it only cost $20, so I bought two of them, one to wear and one for fabric to be able to make alterations.

I started by taking in the second dress (it was a size 10, and I'm usually a 4), and then by trying to figure out what to do with the back since it was too low. When I was at the dress party with the girls we thought I could take the front of my second dress and use that to fill in the back since the shape would be the same. It ended up working quite nicely and I added buttons to make it look a little more intentional.


Adding the sleeves was a little tricky too. Katie helped me with that and we had to work with a couple patterns to figure out one that worked with the dress, but in the end they looked perfectly natural and like part of the dress.

8 comments:

Jamie said...

You did a great job! and for $20...yahoo!

McArthur Family said...

I think it looked fabulous! You did a great job on it!

The Chris and Rebecca Wood Family said...

Good for you! I think it looks great, and you look great in it. I'm very impressed.

Mom said...

You did a great job, Maggie! I thought the dress looked really nice on you - great color!

Annie said...

I love the dress. So cute!

Kristen said...

I'm so impressed - the dress looks great!

Alyxendria said...

You arew very beautiful Maggie, I love your pretty dress...The best for you and Bobby.

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