Yesterday when I was in Kanab, I found this old curtain panel in an antique shop for $4.00.
Today I made this dress for Amelia. The bodice is lined and it has an underskirt, both made with a piece of fabric I got in 2002 in a thrift shop in Forsyth, Georgia. There used to be an Arrow Shirt Factory there, and this fabric was once used for making expensive men’s dress shirts. I think I paid about 5o cents for a yard of it. It was just right for this dress.
Here is a close up of the bodice. I used a piece of lace around the neckline because the sheer fabric showed the seams in an ugly way.
I still have to finish the hem and put on a button on the back, but I am so happy with the way this project turned out. And I can’t wait to see a pic of Amelia modeling her dress.