This dress is a great representation of me and what I love. I love sky blue, lace, a pretty pattern, piping, empire lines, and princess lines.
The inspiration for this dress came while I was taking a pattern-making class. We were looking at asymmetrical designs and this dress came to me. After talking to my sister about it, (I’m not great at making sewing/design decisions without the approval of my sister.) I set out to make the dress. These pictures are from a photoshoot with Janika E. Photography. Janika provided the lace and the cute shoes.

This dress is an empire waist dress with princess lines, both very flattering for most people. It has lace piping that I made around the neckline, waist line, and sleeve hem. The neckline is asymmetrical in front and back with three buttons on the front overlap and an invisible zipper on the back overlap.

I just love lace.

I also love this dress and how it turned out. It really is a dream come true for me to design and make a dress that I love.

The buttons are perfect.

You can read pasts posts about this dress where I dreamed up, found perfect fabric (from a sheet!), and got photographed partway through with Lissa Clair Photography. 

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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8 thoughts on “Dreamy Dress: Designed by Me

  1. Wow, I love it! It is trendy, long enough,mhas sleeves, I don't have to layer and my generous chest wouldn't fall out of it. Perfect! Are you going to make a pattern for sale?

    Posted on August 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm
    1. Thank you! I'm so happy you like it! It was so fun to create! I haven't decided about the pattern. I didn't do an easy construction, so I'd have to make it a different way. And I don't even know how to grade patterns!

      Posted on August 14, 2012 at 3:13 am
  2. Wow, I want one! You should make a pattern for sale. I love everything about it: it's on trend, has sleeves, is long enough, and wouldn't expose my generous chest! Now why can't clothing companies get it?! Oh, and I don't have to buy something to layer under it! Yes, I am on my soap box.

    Posted on August 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm
  3. So beautiful!! Isn't it a fantastic feeling to create something that you love? Fantastic 🙂

    Posted on February 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm
  4. It is a beautiful dress! Love it!

    Posted on May 11, 2011 at 2:37 am
  5. your so beautiful:) so is your work!

    Posted on April 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm
  6. Hey Heather, this dress is fantastic! I love the buttons too. I got your package yesterday…I was very touched by your note. Thanks so much for thinking of me, and the fabric is beautiful! 🙂

    Posted on April 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm
  7. love the buttons!

    Posted on April 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm