Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Teal, Purple and Pink

 Hello all,

Thanks for stopping by the blog again! I have another dress for you that was made during my time at The Manse. 

This dress features a pieced skirt with triangles inserted into each third of the skirt. Here's another dress I made with a pieced skirt.

My grandmother offered to hem the skirt. It is luxurious to have someone else finish a flared skirt for you!

I tried something a little different on the sleeves this time: making a pleat at the bottom of the sleeve instead of gathering it with elastic to make it a puffed sleeve. I think the pleats worked out pretty well.

There is a yoke in the back which I quite like.

Are y'all staying cool this summer? We've been watching the weather and smoke reports and having apprehensive feelings about the next few days since our house is void of air-conditioning. Oh, well. At least we don't live in Arizona right now.

to God be the glory,

Miss Humphrey

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Summer Turquoise

Hello all,

During our extended stay at The Manse, I've made a few dresses. Here's the first!

I wore this one to watch a fiddle contest along with a cowboy hat and boots. Yes, you can be western and wear a dress!

My grandmother added the ruffle to the bottom of the skirt. I really like the result!

The skirt is shaped rather than gathered or pleated, so it attaches smoothly to the bodice. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

to God be the glory, 

Miss Humphrey

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