It's homecoming time again! I love this time of year when it comes to my girls. As a refresher, this is what Mikaela wore last year. She's looks so much more grown up year after year. **sniff, sniff**
I cut the smallest size straight out of the envelope. I sewed it in taffeta with a lace overlay on the bodice and lined it in crepe back satin.
And instead of using the belt, I added sequined trimming at the waist, for a touch of bling. I didn't have to do any alterations all. I would like to warn you that this dress is short! Mikaela is 5'5", and this pattern was sewn as is.
This pattern was not difficult at all. However, it is very time consuming. There are a LOT of pieces to cut out. So if I were you, I'd allot at least 3 days to make it happen... just to be cautious. But it's drafted perfectly and reminiscent of Leanne's Project Runway finale collection.
I really loved the layered peplum style of this dress. I thought that the way they overlapped gave it that petal effect that Leanne is known for. This dress is so unique and my girls never repeat the same dress, so I'll never sew this again for them. But I highly recommend this for anyone with a young lady in their life. Or someone that would like to wear this fresh and girly style.
In case you couldn't tell, she was thrilled!