A Holiday Pearl Dress
Hi there ! My name is Debbie Ann Groves, writing from Kingston Jamaica and I want to introduce you to my latest sew – the Pearl Dress.
Let me give you the history on this dress. I bought this fabric more than a year ago to make a dress for her Christmas 2018. Because of the busy month leading up to the holidays I had to put the dress aside. Clearly forgotten, the fabric went unnoticed until it was that time of year again, when you start thinking about making a special dress for the upcoming holiday season. rummaging through my stash, the bag with zipper, lining, and main fabrics, fell into my lap as if it knew I was looking for something of similar kind. Don’t you wish all your projects came prepackaged for you to just cut and sew? Now all I had to do was find that perfect pattern. The Pearl Top/ Dress Pattern
The Pearl dress just has the whimsical sleeves and cute neck style that I was looking for . These features are what make a special dress. The bodice is made of bridal satin, the skirt overlay is organza and the dress is lined throughout with cotton. She will be going to a wedding in February 2021 and this dress will be the one she wears. I made it a bit longer than the pattern calls for just to extend its life because we all know they sprout up overnight.
Yes, yes, yes it does have a zipper. But I have long learned that they are not as difficult as they appear. In fact I found the invisible zipper much easier to insert that the regular ones. Doesn’t it give the back of the Pearl Dress a nice clean finish ?And in case you need to shop for the supplies for this dress, don’t forget to pick up your elastic thread . Another beautiful feature of the dress is that it comes with long sleeves just in case you are going into cooler months. There is also a sleeveless option if you would love to make simple version for school.
I most definitely will be making another since her sister who is not into dresses nowadays, said she liked it and tried it on. It is short on her but of course I had to promise to make another. Stay tuned for that update.
— Debbie Groves