Monday, August 15, 2011

Another Fabric Sale, Another Dress

My local craft shop Fancy Tiger had a huge sale this weekend, and I couldn't help myself with this lovely Moda print - I got it in two colorways! And some contrasting solids to make cute dresses with, I never seem to get tired of this pattern.
I made slight alterations in the shape of the dress, so I always outline all my cuts before I make any to be sure it all fits and there is little waste.
To avoid using a seam ripper I lay out pieces in order to make sure they will all be facing the right way and fitting together. It's the first time the fabric starts to look like something wearable...
I make all my seams doubled, so first I have to ignore my sewing training and sew things together with the wrong sides facing! Then I trim the edge and sew it together the right way. I makes it sturdy and keeps the inside looking neat.
The contrast fabric is for the halter neck, I lost the pieces for the neckline (little things bah!) So I used the drawings on the package and measuring tape to recreate them. I then sewed the wrong edge >.<
Putting the final touches on - it seems I picked fabrics that match my sewing machine very well. Add seven vintage buttons up the back and voĆ­la! It's a dress! A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon after some fabric shopping. And I have more fabric to go!


6 comments:

TiLT said...

Looks great! And I love that it matches the machine :D

randomcreative said...

The dress looks great! Wonderful green shades.

Karen said...

Very pretty! I like your way of doing the seams. Very nice.

Pink said...

Thanks ladies, I realized I still haven't hemmed it, I wore it out with a rough edge *shame*

Pearl said...

wow! that's neat:-)

Candy said...

That's so cute!!!! You've got my clumsy self wanting to attempt it now.. That fabric is divine