Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Plain Alabama Studio Style Dress for Clara


These jersey dresses take about ten minutes to put together on the machine, seriously. When things slow down after the wedding, I'll go back and do some handwork, and maybe some stencilling. In the meantime, Clara has a comfy violet dress that works for cello.

10 comments:

Talia said...

do you serge it or just on a regular machine...looks great. also, I love Clara's hair here.

Lilian said...

Clara has such poise and dignity - I love how your dresses fit her to emphasize these lovely qualities of hers.

Kate said...

Love! Now make me one with long sleeves! LOL! Really though, if I could just raid the closets in your house, I would be one happily dressed woman!

Sarah said...

Looks just write for comfortable music-making. I also love the up-do Clara did with her hair - so elegant but natural.

Anna said...

Talia, not serged, just done in a shallow zigzag for the seams, and they aren't finished, since they won't ravel.

moll said...

I still think of the Louisa May Alcott short story when I see a jersey dress -- available here if anyone hasn't read it: http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/60949/

Makes me want one for fall -- suits Clara perfectly!

Margo said...

what an elegant, elegant picture!

Anonymous said...

Anna, I wish to put short sleeves on my Alabama Chanin dress. Could you tell me or direct me to how I should make my own pattern sleeves?

Kind regards,
Maria Ricci

Anna said...

Maria, if you have a dress or blouse pattern that has a fairly close-fitting sleeve, you should be able to simply use that with the jersey dress. Don't use a sleeve that needs gathers at the top, unless you want that look. The jersey has plenty of stretch to give you the ease you need without any gathers.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Anna!

Maria

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