Vintage Style Dress
Posted on Thursday the 25th September 2014 by Mushaville
The instructions also neglected to tell you when to interface the body pieces but luckily I thought about that before I started sewing!
Aside from those few hiccups though it was a nice and pretty quick project to do. I think one of the parts that took me the longest was taking up the length of the skirt and hemming, since it's a circle skirt there is about 5 times more fabric than you expect there will be, it took a few cups of tea to get pinned and sewn. I've really got the hang on zips now and this one went in with no problems at all.
The finished dress fits really well, the dummy I borrowed is bigger than I am on the waist so thats why the back photos show it undone but once it's on me it fits like a glove and the style and pattern of the fabric mean it disguises any lumps and bumps and just looks lovely and flattering. I would definitely use this fabric again for another dress or skirt, you can see from the below photo that it shapes and drapes beautifully without any creasing.
I think I might have to start getting more adventurous with my projects from now on, I've mastered zips now, there's no stopping me!