The Other Dress

DIY Knit formal dress, photocred: Madison Larsen Photography

Funny story about the gold and white dress I wore for my maternity shoot with Madison.  The first time I finished it, I hated it.  I had put three layers of tulle on it.  Three layers of tulle does not look good on a pregnant woman.  My husband saw it and said, “Oh.”  That’s not the reaction I was going for.  So in a panic, and only a day before the shoot, I hurried and created a completely different dress.  After I finished this second dress, I went back and cut off the three layers of tulle on the original dress and decided it wasn’t so bad.  I sent pictures of each dress to Madison and she said to just bring them both.  So I did.  I don’t know if it’s her gift for photography, or if the dress is just better without the tulle, but I love it now and am glad I had the opportunity to make another dress as well.  Win-win.

If you have been here before, you have probably seen my tutorial for the “red carpet dress” I created in less than 2 hours.  I’ve learned a lot about working with knits since then, and since it was a quick dress the first time, I figured it would be great to do given my rush.

Black formal dress.  The girl made this is less than 2 hours.

For the newer version of the dress,  I followed the same steps as listed in this tutorial, only this time I used a ballpoint needle and a zigzag stitch.  I also got rid of the train, added a slit, and made the shoulders farther apart so the neckline would drape. This is my result:

DIY Knit formal dress, photocred: Madison Larsen Photography

DIY Knit formal dress, photocred: Madison Larsen Photography

DIY Knit formal dress, photocred: Madison Larsen Photography DIY Knit formal dress, photocred: Madison Larsen Photography
DIY Knit formal dress, photocred: Madison Larsen Photography

Maternity photography by Madison LarsenDress: Made by me! Fabric from JoAnns (I got color Chili Pepper)

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To see more of Madison’s work, check her out here.

-Kara

Don’t want to sew?  Check out these other great red dresses.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Fierce! I love it! I wish I could pull off the color red. Following your posts is making me really want to give sewing a try.

  2. so beutiful pics
    perfect session

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