This Christmas, we were invited to an Alice in Wonderland themed dinner.
So I made a blue dress.
With an enormous bow on the bottom.
The bow is completely integrated into the skirt.
I did a bit of research and explored some drafting diagrams to find out how to go about this. Truth be told I have been obsessing over bottom bows for quite some time, and trying to figure out how to do it without it being out of place. Uh, hello fancy dress!
I cracked out the brown paper and did a little origami.
Eventually creating a shape I was happy with. The skirt is all built into the central panel of the dress. The dress is the same pattern as the bacon dress, (with a scooped neckline) and I pulled the sleeve out of another dress pattern and then spread and puffed the pattern to make it fuller.
Here's a few snaps from making the bow:
I'll try and get a few sketches up to explain it in more detail in a following post.