What is this type of girls dress called? It has a ruffle attachment on the bodice that runs over the shoulder from front to back. I first thought "flutter sleeve dress" but the ruffle isn't really a sleeve - more of an embellishment. I've settled on "ruffle shoulder dress" but am open to suggestions?
In any case, I first became really interested (a little obsessed, if truth be told) about recreating this design after seeing this amazing dress by Nellystella on Pinterest (images from Nellystella website):
A sheer floaty fabric was needed to do the job so I chose two cotton voiles by IE boutique from my stash. I used a floral with magenta background for the outer dress and lined it with a coordinating cream fabric with small floral sprigs.
(I bought these online but actually visited the bricks and mortar boutique on our trip to Paris last year and stocked up on another few prints - show and tell in another post to come!).
The dress back closes with 4 mother of pearl buttons:
This has been a bit of a work in progress over the past month. I did the pattern as I went along, having to add and subtract bits and pieces here and there and finally, I think, finding the right balance.
All in all I love the result of the design teamed with this fabric and it has gotten a big stamp of approval from its owner so I'm hoping to get some shots of it being modelled soon (They're getting way too clever and I have to bribe them these days......)
What next? A pattern perhaps? Maybe but I have two others in line so will keep it on the burner......