Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dress for Meggy

This is Meggy. And she is my best friend. We met when we were sixteen, because she lived in the same neighborhood as my first boyfriend.

My favorite things about Meggy:
  • She is totally loyal. Meggy is the friend that shows up to my party an hour early to make sure the oranges are sliced and that I have enough time to get dressed.
  • She has the best appetite. No one ever expects this out of her because she's just so tiny. I've seen her win eating contests when she was competing against male football players on steroids. She's amazing.
  • She's as smart as a whip. She is fluent in Spanish and she has read every book you have read.
  • She doesn't mind that I don't text message. I'm pretty sure this annoys most of my friends, but Meggy doesn't care. She just calls.
  • She loves my family. When my whole family gets together it is incredibly loud and it can get crazy. She always sticks around and just laughs with me. 
I designed this dress for Meggy. It all started with the shoes. They reminded me of the movie Meet Me In Saint Louis, so while I was trying to think of a design for Meggy, I watched it. I was really inspired by the corsets, pleated skirts, and puffy sleeves. 
The bodice of Meggy's dress is made with small box pleats that create an illusion of a corset. The box pleats also give the skirt its fullness.


  1. Sew Country ChickDec 31, 2011 11:55 AM
    I love the tucks and details on this dress! Would you like to post  your project on my Sew & Tell Saturday linky party at my blog this Saturday? Its geared specifically for sewing projects !
    Justine @ Sew Country Chick
  2. JordannaDec 31, 2011 12:57 PM
    This dress is super cute! I absolutely adore the faux-corset, what a great idea :) this is inspiring me to make something for my closest friend

  3. Lil' Bit and NanDec 31, 2011 03:44 PM
    This dress is way awesome! You worked so hard on it.
  4. SheilaJan 1, 2012 04:23 PM
    The dress looks great! Love to see Megan too.
    Remembering some of those fun, laughter filled girl chats. Miss you both.
  5. AlinaJan 2, 2012 08:02 AM
    Happy New Year, honey!I wish you all the best in 2012!Such a pretty dress!
  6. JessicaJan 2, 2012 09:33 AM
    love the pleated waist.
  7. Waddoup and whats going downJan 3, 2012 06:44 PM
    did you use a pattern for the dress because i love it
  8. Lady DanburryJan 4, 2012 01:46 PM
    It was a self-drafted pattern.

Thanks for the note!