This dress was my first cross stitch project.
I’d had no instruction in dress designing or making, or in proper cross stitch technique. This was a semester project for a high school art class and I designed both the dress and the cross stitch pattern. From what I remember, the other students in my class did drawings and paintings for their semester projects in Mr. Brown's class. The fabric is tightly woven and nearly even weave. The dress has a front, a back, two short sleeves and two shoulder pieces. I hemmed each piece, then stitched it to the other pieces. I didn’t know the crosses should cross the same direction or that I shouldn’t tie knots in the thread.
|Inside shoulder and sleeve|
I was quite proud of my creation and wore this dress all through college and after. I wish I were still small enough to wear it now!