My friend asked me to make a white under-dress for her daughter's highland dance costume. It is basically a raglan peasant dress, gathered elastic neckline, sleeves, and waistband with a 6 inch hem, to allow for growth. I used the instructions in this online file. It gave me the technique and I used an older version of the dress as a guideline.
Here is the old dress....
Here is the paper pattern I developed....
and here is the finished new dress. Mostly it won't be very visible when wearing the costume, just a bit of white peaking out at the sleeve, hem and neck.
I golf, knit, sew, felt and work in the Beautiful Niagara Region, the banana belt of Canada. I work in the optical field, and love to combine fashion and great vision in eyewear. I golf 4 times a week, 8 months a year, with a couple of golf trips south in the winter. I knit, and sew, and felt, most of the other hours of the day.
I have one piece of felt art in permanent display at the Niagara Region Offices, and do workshops sporadically.
My felted goods are available for purchase on Etsy (link above) or at Pamela's in Jordan Village.