Friday, February 23, 2007

Pioneer Dress is Finished!

My pioneer dress is finally finished! As I was sewing on the last piece of braid, I was thinking, "I can't believe I'm almost finished. I'll have to start something else soon." Mother quickly told me that other things will take priority, but still...sewing is so much fun! I finished it on Tuesday and brought it on Thursday, so Anna could take pictures for me with her camera. They still turned out a little dark, and it's hard to see the fabric up close, but the fabric is really pretty. I'll see if I can get a clearer picture sometime. There were a couple of issues concerning this dress, such as, the size I used being too small, so we did some adjustments, and I accidentally cut a piece of fabric out of the skirt when trimming. I was discouraged for a bit after that happened, but Mother to the rescue! She fixed it for me, and it's hardly noticeable. Here are some pictures.

It's really hard to see the braid on it.

The bonnet was really fun to make.


I'm trying to get my hair long enough to be to

wrap a braid around my head














11 comments:

Anna Naomi said...

I said it before, and I'll say it again - it looks so beautiful! I really like the fabric and color. No, the braid didn't show up that much on mine either; I think it's because the braid is almost the same color of the dress, as mine is. If you took a picture with the hoop, however, it would spread it out so it would be a little easier to see. =)

Robert said...

The dress and bonnet are pretty.Are there any special events you can wear the dress to? I've read about churches that have pioneer days.

Miriam Rebekah said...

Thanks Anna.

Mr. Robert (I'm not sure how old you are, and I don't want to be impolite) , Anna and I hope to both wear our pioneer dresses this coming April in a band ensemble. There's usually a Frontier Days every fall that we go to and I hope to wear it then, also. In July, we go to a Film Festival and held at the end of the Festival is some English dancing (eg. the Virginia Reel).

une_fille_d'Ève said...

Lovely!

Claire said...

Lovely!

Lauren Christine said...

Normally I am just a blog "looker", but I have to say, I love your dress! Its very elegant. May I ask what pattern you used? Thankyou for having such an uplifting blog! :)
blessings,
Lauren

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Lovely! You will gain even more confidence with every sewing project that you complete. Good job!

Britt said...

Lovely dress, Miriam! Good job. (:

Tiffany said...

I also would love to know what pattern you used...I have been searching high and low for a pattern like this to make some dresses for myself and my little girls. Thank you

Tiffany

Anna Naomi said...

Tiffany: The pattern is Butterick #3992. Hope you enjoy sewing - they're fun dresses to wear!

Laura Michelle said...

This dress is awesome!! I've always wanted to make a dress like this, and I've found the pattern online, so I just may try it. My family and I live out in the country, so I wouldn't mind wearing this dress while doing my daily chores,etc..!! sooo pretty. :)