dimanche 4 septembre 2011

My little green dress

You know I'm so glad I haven't said in a previous post that I don't like wearing dresses made from one single colour/print because now I'd have a difficult time justifying the fact that I've been wearing this several days every week^^:

I LOVE this dress! I've modified the pattern to the SDB 4 N top to make it, I've gotten rid of the gathers and extended the bottom into an A-line skirt and added 5 rows of shirring at the waist and that was it. The fabric is medium weight polyester, it's easy to trace, cut and sew and it doesn't require ironing (!!!!!) but it is full of static electricity and clings to the body like crazy if I don't wear a half slip underneath. I like this fabric so much I bought some mustard, ruby red and peach for future projects :)
Actually I also had it in electric blue and made a quick dress for a date with baby using an old Burda magazine pattern, it doesn't look bad but I was a in a hurry when I sewed it and I think it shows:

See? The hem is uneven and the side zipper is wrinkly, so I will probably unpick them and do them again. I added a modesty panel to the original pattern because it's supposed to be a jumper and a side zip because I didn't use a stretch fabric as advised.
See you!

5 commentaires:

  1. Beautiful dress, the colour is absolutely stunning on you and I'm all for a bit of shirring for added interest. I have the other 3 books in the series but so far have been good in resisting buying this one. I'd be interested to hear what your thoughts on the other patterns?

  2. Thank you! I love the other patterns from this book, I've already made the R design in top and dress, the N top and this version as well as a kimono-sleeved top and another one with gathered raglan sleeves! Since you have the other three you must know how pretty and cool these patterns turn out and this book is no exception :)

  3. How did you do the shirring? Did you stitch with elastic thread? I've never done this but have been wanting to try - your dress looks great, looks like something I would want to wear every day!

  4. Hi Sarah, I used a wide zigzag on my machine and then hand treaded elastic thread in the zigzag on the wrong side, my mom told me like this and I always use this technique^^!

  5. Of course! Thank you! I am going to try this :)