I needed to make some country/western dresses for a show that we are making. I thought I'd show the step by step process in how I created them.

Step 1: Cutting out pattern

I had found these materials about 4 years ago and they were on sale, so i bought about 10 yards of each color, but wasn't sure what I'd do with them or even when. Now I finally had a purpose to use it up. :) 

I tend to use a few different patterns in my costumes. Since we dance a lot, most of our skirts need to be circle skirts so they flare out in the spins..so I didn't use a  specific pattern. I just hand picked things from different patterns that I already owned or just made my own by laying interfacing on the dress form and either cut it out by eye or drew on it with a marker exactly what I wanted the shapes to be. You'll see the circle skirt in the photo and the hand made pattern for the white section on the bodice area in the photos.
<p>This is beautifully crafted! I like the pink one! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work and do have an inspiring spring!</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>...and thank YOU! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) I'm working on some &quot;Frozen&quot; costumes right now for a kids medley that we're doing this summer. I'm thinking of posting the creation process of them as well. :) We'll see how they turn out! hehe</p>

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