Monday, September 13, 2010
Let's Make a Dress--Part 2
So, I've dyed, rinsed, dried 5 yards of fabric, and harvested vintage fabric from an unused jacket. I decided not to fully line the dress as indicated on the pattern instructions--the mere thought of an extra layer made me feel sweaty. Yuck! I used this pattern--super easy to follow. Just cut the pieces & follow the instructions, pin, sew, and repeat until your piles of fabric turn into a dress!
I did run a little short on the main fabric, so I cut the pocket and belt linings from sari silk left over from another project (actually several projects, but that's for another post)...
This was the first time I got to use my new overlock machine, a birthday gift from my parents. If you do a lot of sewing, I think you'll understand my excitement. It makes everything so much easier, and finishes all those edges that would normally fray in the wash!
While sewing my buttons on I watched Cartoon Noir via Netflix. Check it out! Especially the mannequin short "Club of the Discarded".
But anyways...voila! The finished product: