Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Giant Dahlia Dress

At the beginning of the month I was inspired to make the Giant Dahlia skirt.  This weekend, Q took the girls to visit my mom and I took the time to finish a bunch of UFOs sitting by my machine (though I still have a bunch more).  I finished turning it into a dress and when Q got home with the girls, I had the nerdlet try it on.

The top is actually Young Image Y1307 from the Spring/Summer 2013 issue.  I actually bought this at the Barnes & Noble a mile from our house.  I was really surprised that they were carrying Young Image and My Image magazines because they wouldn't even order the Burda or Ottobre magazines for me.  I made a size 104, which might be okay, but because of the tremendous weight of this skirt tends to pull down a lot.  I'm not sure how much this dress will get worn, but I had a lot of fun making it and seeing such a weird idea in my head come to fruition.  Even though it's not her colors and nothing like anything she wore, for some reason it reminds me of Vanellope Von Schweets.


  1. This is my very favorite thing I have seen you make! I absolutely adore it!

    1. Thanks. I was a lot of work and I am glad to see it done.