how is your weekend going?
I am really not sure if I do like this dress, but first the last steps of the sewing process. What I will change if I ever sew this pattern again, at the end of this post.
next I pinned the centre back skirt part to the side parts and the front parts to the side parts
sewed and serged all together
now I pinned the skirt part to the top part, ruffling between the markings
and sewed all around, starting at the marking for the top part around to the other marking, so the facings of the skirt-front stayed open
then I folded them over, wrong side out, and sewed again
and serged the whole seam
turned right side out it looks at the waist like this. Now I pinned the facing right side inside to the skirt at the hem marked my hem allowance and sewed, and serged the whole hem
turned the right side out, drew my hem allowance on, folded the fabric up at the line, ironed and sewed
thats what the dress looks like when I pull it tight, the front moves to the left
and top front and back are to long for my short waisted body – oh and ignore my pants I wear under it, I was just putting it on to show you
when I knot the belt where it is supposed to, my waist looks non-existend
and the back
well, I am not sure what went wrong, I still like this design and idea, but I have some things I would change:
- shorten the top parts and make the waist smaller
- use fusible interlining on the neckline-facing, even though I was careful, it stretched out a little bit
- take some bulk out of the skirt at the top, but make the skirt wider at the hem, I just do not like so many ruffles on my hips
- make the back a little smaller
I really was looking forward to this dress, now I am not sure if I will ever get myself to wear it. Do you have made experiences similar to that?
Do you have any questions about this project? Do not hesitate to ask!
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keep sewing and smiling