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CUSTOM Lace Back Dress, deep blue floral cotton dress, Shift Dress with lacing across open back, Spaghetti Ties Dress

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What to wear on a warm summer's day? A little cotton shift of blue and purple flowers in cotton might be the ONLY way to go when the day looks like it is going to be a sizzler.

I created this girl-sized version of my lace-back shift-style cotton dress for 7 year old "M" on a custom basis, in close consultation with her. I would love to make YOUR version for YOU!

First, she chose the richly flowered blue and purple cotton and while we waited for it to arrive from Mood Fabrics, we measured her frame, drew dress ideas, and let our imaginations guide us toward the perfect warm-weather shift dress.

Next, while my young client played, I drafted my paper pattern, one that can be adapted for any size body, any fit preferences, and any shape.

•••• YES, I am ready to make YOUR version of this dress! Any size, any fabric, any variations! For you or for some young one in your life. It matters not that you may live half way around the world from my Shenandoah Valley dressmaking studio! We can do this by corresponding here on Etsy. With joy! Write to me, will you? ••••

Once the fabric arrived (more breathtaking even than we had anticipated!), we laundered it and cut the dress's panels. Stitching the dress into its pretty shape was fun, as plain weave cotton is easy to work with and a dream to sew.

The spaghetti strap/back lacing was especially fun to make. To craft long thin self-fabric tubes is one of my specialties! I couldn't stop; I made enough lacing to create the pretty bow for the front V-neck. I can make long, thin self-fabric lacing for your dress, or you may direct me to use ribbon, ready-made cording, or even fine sterling chain.

From the photos, I think you can see that my young client loves her new dress. She wore it over and over throughout the warm spell. She told me that everywhere she goes (the park, the dentist, the market) people ask her about her awesome dress.

So let's together make a cotton shift-style dress for YOU, shall we? Please drop me a message either here on Etsy or by regular email: KathleenTempleTailor [!at] gmail.com to begin the process. I will be delighted to work with you to create YOUR DREAM DRESS.

The price I am listing here is just a guess based on the girl-sized cotton version of this dress. Your dream dress may be more or less expensive, depending on your choices regarding fabric, design features, and details. Please write to me and we shall work out all the details together. We shall figure out the schedule and shipping costs and payment plan together as well. I am eager to hear from you!
What to wear on a warm summer's day? A little cotton shift of blue and purple flowers in cotton might be the ONLY way to go when the day looks like it is going to be a sizzler.

I created this girl-sized version of my lace-back shift-style cotton dress for 7 year old "M" on a custom basis, in close consultation with her. I would love to make YOUR version for YOU!

First, she chose the richly flowered blue and purple cotton and while we waited for it to arrive from Mood Fabrics, we measured her frame, drew dress ideas, and let our imaginations guide us toward the perfect warm-weather shift dress.

Next, while my young client played, I drafted my paper pattern, one that can be adapted for any size body, any fit preferences, and any shape.

•••• YES, I am ready to make YOUR version of this dress! Any size, any fabric, any variations! For you or for some young one in your life. It matters not that you may live half way around the world from my Shenandoah Valley dressmaking studio! We can do this by corresponding here on Etsy. With joy! Write to me, will you? ••••

Once the fabric arrived (more breathtaking even than we had anticipated!), we laundered it and cut the dress's panels. Stitching the dress into its pretty shape was fun, as plain weave cotton is easy to work with and a dream to sew.

The spaghetti strap/back lacing was especially fun to make. To craft long thin self-fabric tubes is one of my specialties! I couldn't stop; I made enough lacing to create the pretty bow for the front V-neck. I can make long, thin self-fabric lacing for your dress, or you may direct me to use ribbon, ready-made cording, or even fine sterling chain.

From the photos, I think you can see that my young client loves her new dress. She wore it over and over throughout the warm spell. She told me that everywhere she goes (the park, the dentist, the market) people ask her about her awesome dress.

So let's together make a cotton shift-style dress for YOU, shall we? Please drop me a message either here on Etsy or by regular email: KathleenTempleTailor [!at] gmail.com to begin the process. I will be delighted to work with you to create YOUR DREAM DRESS.

The price I am listing here is just a guess based on the girl-sized cotton version of this dress. Your dream dress may be more or less expensive, depending on your choices regarding fabric, design features, and details. Please write to me and we shall work out all the details together. We shall figure out the schedule and shipping costs and payment plan together as well. I am eager to hear from you!

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(54)
  • Reviewed by Madison Cooney
    5 out of 5 stars
    May 12, 2018
    It was exactly what I ordered! Kathleen and Ginny were such a dynamic duo and my dress remodel is absolutely beautiful. I'd recommend them to anyone.
    Reserved for Madison - wedding gown remodel

  • Reviewed by moonbluebunny
    5 out of 5 stars
    Nov 25, 2017
    It looks amazing and fits amazing. Will order from again!
    RESERVED for Unique

  • Reviewed by Inactive
    5 out of 5 stars
    May 25, 2017
    Kathleen, just tried them on and love the way the fit - just perfect - thank you so much...
    Reserved for Holley, final payment on two skirt

  • Reviewed by Inactive
    5 out of 5 stars
    Mar 30, 2017
    best skirt ever - professionally made - perfect fit - Thank you so much Kathleen. It is wonderful and I can't wait for warmer weather to show it off!
    RESERVED for Holley, labor deposit toward custom skirt

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Kathleen

CUSTOM Lace Back Dress, deep blue floral cotton dress, Shift Dress with lacing across open back, Spaghetti Ties Dress

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: blue purple flowered cotton fabric, many years of expertise, love and joy, long thin self fabric tubes, ingenuity
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 54 reviews
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