The idea she had was to take the front of one dress she saw on Urban Outfitters and combine it with the back of another dress from the same website. (And no, I am not going to show you the two original dresses as not to give away the final result!). I studied both dresses, Sam sent me some measurements, and I got started.
First, I drafted a pattern and cut out the fabric parts. Then it looked like this:
I sewed the top first, in two identical parts: one for the facing and one for the shell. Then it looked like this:
Next I sewed the pretty little back, with cut-out designs, WHICH I LOVE (anybody remember the back of my wedding dress?). Then it looked like this:
And tonight, I sewed up the skirt (Sam, I gave you pockets!), attached it to the bodice, and did all the final clean-ups. The very last step was adding this:
I really should start leaving my mark on everything I sew...
And now, off it goes in the mail to Fayetteville, Arkansas! Happy early 21st, Sam!