Funny story about the gold and white dress I wore for my maternity shoot with Madison. The first time I finished it, I hated it. I had put three layers of tulle on it. Three layers of tulle does not look good on a pregnant woman. My husband saw it and said, “Oh.” That’s not the reaction I was going for. So in a panic, and only a day before the shoot, I hurried and created a completely different dress. After I finished this second dress, I went back and cut off the three layers of tulle on the original dress and decided it wasn’t so bad. I sent pictures of each dress to Madison and she said to just bring them both. So I did. I don’t know if it’s her gift for photography, or if the dress is just better without the tulle, but I love it now and am glad I had the opportunity to make another dress as well. Win-win.
If you have been here before, you have probably seen my tutorial for the “red carpet dress” I created in less than 2 hours. I’ve learned a lot about working with knits since then, and since it was a quick dress the first time, I figured it would be great to do given my rush.
For the newer version of the dress, I followed the same steps as listed in this tutorial, only this time I used a ballpoint needle and a zigzag stitch. I also got rid of the train, added a slit, and made the shoulders farther apart so the neckline would drape. This is my result:
Dress: Made by me! Fabric from JoAnns (I got color Chili Pepper)
Belt: Free shipping!
To see more of Madison’s work, check her out here.
Don’t want to sew? Check out these other great red dresses.