The “My Birthday” Dress
Fabric: Batiste Cotton and Poly Silk Lining
Pattern: McCall’s M6503
Notions: Thread & White Snake Skin Buttons from Stash
Time to Complete: 9 Hours
First worn: Bow Bridge in Central Park
Wear again? Yes
Total Price: $16.99 – $14 for Fabric & $2.99 for Pattern
It’s July 4th Weekend and everyone is gearing up for the fireworks! When I was kid, my mom told me the fireworks were my birthday celebration, even though my birthday is on July 2, hence the name of the dress.
Snake Buttons Detail
I celebrated by sewing this white dress. The detail, I fell in love with is the ruffle on the front. I was viewing uTube video’s on shaping light weight lace and one of the tips they gave for working with light fabric was to starch first. So for the ruffle I did that and then serged the edges for a nice finish. The snake skin textured buttons I picked up at Mood Fabrics last year. The fabric is super light – I took poly satin and put the matte side facing out to use as a lining of the skirt to keep the matte feel. Then serged the edges of the dress and lining to keep the edges soft . The waistband is interfaced and self lined with the batiste cotton which I thought might not be strong enough with the weight of the lining but so far so good.
For our photo shoot, we went to Central Park and shoot on Bow Bridge. It has been used in countless movies: The Way We Were, Autumn in New York, When in Rome, and Made of Honor, to name a few.
The “My Birthday” Dress – Bow Bridge Front View
The “My Birthday” Dress – Bow Bridge Side View
It was such a beautiful day. We walked through the park and took more pictures.
The “My Birthday” Dress – Front View
The “My Birthday” Dress – Beautiful Ruffle
The “My Birthday” Devilish Dress