If it seems I've been a little MIA lately, it's because I've been traveling. Among those travels was my cousin's wedding. And, of course, a wedding is a perfect excuse to make a new dress! My cousin's colors were black, white, and red. So, I made this cute black and white dress (and a red headband to go with it!).
While looking for black-and-white-dress inspiration, I came across this lovely from ModCloth:
I loved the scallops on the neckline and hem, and decided it was the one to recreate. Using my trusty Simplicity 2591 pattern (from which I also made this dress) and Michael Miller's Ta-Dot fabric, I set out to make a dress with a similar look.
Last time, I used view C. This time, I used view A, but with a slightly altered neckline and different sleeves. I lowered the neckline a bit and put on full sleeves rather than cap sleeves. Cap sleeves and high necklines do me no favors! :)
I also added scallops to the skirt hem, neckline, and sleeves. I don't have a machine that will do the scalloped embroidery the way I wanted, and there was no way I was going to hand embroider all of that. So, I got a little creative and used black piping instead of embroidery.