I have had a fear of commercial sewing patterns for years. I have several patterns, but every time I pull them out with the idea of sewing something, I become overwhelmed by all the symbols, nitpicky details, etc., and put it back in the envelope. This dress is the first time I've really played by the rules with a pattern, following the instructions completely, rather than using a pattern as a rough jumping-off point for winging it. It's also the first big project I've made on my recently-acquired antique treadle sewing machine. I enjoyed using the treadle machine so much more than my electric one! On to the pics:
The first photo I took of it. I laughed when I realized the dress was camouflaged against the tree, like any good leopard would be:
And a photo of my dear treadle sewing machine, "Meg":
Thanks for looking!