At long last, readers, my BurdaStyle sew-along halter dress photo shoot! If it seems to you like I've been working on this dress for, like, forever, imagine what if feels like to me.
This shoot, my first without my cousin Cathy, is bound to invite comparisons between her and Leah. Please remember that Leah is not a professional model like Cathy, though I think she acquits herself quite nicely.
Of course, while Cathy requires the merest dusting of powder to look picture-perfect, we had to literally spackle poor Leah with heavy cream foundation to get the results you'll see here. (It's so important to take care of your skin, readers, and that means never going to sleep in your pancake. Learn from Leah's errors.)
I don't think Leah knew what she was getting herself into when she agreed to participate in this project: the endless fittings, the drama of disaster averted, or being forced to parade around town in opera-length gloves carrying heavy, actually packed vintage luggage (I wanted her to feel the role, so I used bricks). Modeling is not for the timid.
Without further delay, the photo shoot.
As always, to see these photos full-size, please click on any image and then, in Picasa, choose "View All" in the upper left hand corner, and "Slideshow."
Seriously, how adorable is Leah -- and how about that dress on her?
PS - You can read my final sew-along post over at BurdaStyle here.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns. I also sew for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!