Thursday, 29 April 2010

A Frock by Friday - Nearly done!

I am having so much fun sewing this dress.  I haven't made a dress for myself since I was twelve years old.  That dress was from a 1970s pattern that my mom had used for her high school grad dress.  I made it in blue and white flowered knit, with huge loonie-sized white plastic buttons on the front.  Classy.

I couldn't work on the dress yesterday because I needed Mom to come over and check the fit for me.  I thought it was going to be way too big.  She said the fit is fine.  Maybe it is, but now that I've put more of the dress together, I'm still convinced that it will end up 2 sizes too big.  But I will address that when I put in the zipper. 

So far, I had been treating the lining and main fabric as one, but for the skirt I decided to do the side seams seperately because I want seperate hems.  So that was one or two extra steps I had to do, but that's ok.  Since I'm not an absolute beginner, I can handle a little extra.  Here is what my dress looks like so far.  Don't mind the t-shirt and jeans, or the fact that I have to hold it together at the back

Tomorrow is zipper and hem, and then the sew-along will be finished.  But I also want to do some top-stitching along all the seams because both fabrics I'm using fray badly, and I want to hand-stitch the facing to the lining.  Because I'm a perfectionist.

After that, I would like to add some kind of embellishment to the bodice, since I didn't have enough fabric to do the ruffle.  I'm thinking maybe rolled fabric flowers.  I've seen those on lots of blogs, and I think I have just enough fabric left over to do a few.  I'll have to think about it.  Any ideas?

1 comment:

  1. Ok I don't sew. But... I think a black band at the waist or tie would be amazing. Cute dress! :).



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