Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ric Rac Dress

This was my first foray into ric rac. I love the stuff! It added whimsy and color to this project. I had the fabric picked out for a while, and my friend, Heidi, recommended that I use red ric rac. I'm so glad I did!

My husband took these photos on a windy day, hence the look of surprise on my face as my dress did a Marilyn Monroe.

This dress is from a vintage pattern. It is a simple bodice with a gathered dirndl skirt. The gathers aren't quite even, which is why I wore the belt. I would have liked to make a matching fabric belt with a red buckle, but I ran out of fabric. I wish the dress fit a bit better (I didn't do a muslin or anything), but overall I'm so happy with how it turned out!

Happy sewing,


  1. Rickrack is marvelous! I adore it for my paper crafting projects, as well as on vintage garments. To me it's a bit like a bouquet of fresh flowers, brightening any setting it's placed into.

    You look so wonderfully darling! Aqua + red is one of my all-time favourite colour combos.

    Big hugs & many thanks for your lovely blog comment yesterday,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you, Jessica! I love your blog, and your honesty and openness is a breath of fresh air.

  2. Crazy cute!! And I love love love the shoes!

    1. Thanks, Jamie! The shoes are Miz Mooz (they are great for recreating a vintage look).