SONP2013 Project 1 Part 2

Lesson learned today… never buy cheap thread, its not worth the headache. I now have the dress panels mostly together. As long as I can get some more thread I will hopefully finish it soon. I might leave out the pockets… I am really not sure how to do them, I think skirt #2 will have pockets instead so I have more time to do some research.

Pictures up soon hopefully.

Mad Men Dress Part 4

With 17 days left to make this dress its definitely time to start working on it again.

I redrew the pattern, hopefully it will be easier since princess seams are giving me so much trouble. I really need to start buying some fabric with some stretch to it.

Here is the new pattern. I used this for the boat neck part and this for the darts. Now I just have to get some more broadcloth to practice on.

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Two Hour Dress

I completed a dress for the first time last night. I made a tank dress, where you buy a tank top then cut it and add a skirt. I made it as a birthday present for my Mum. She doesn’t know but I am sure she suspects since I had to ask her her waist and hip measurements.

I originally planned on having an elastic attaching the shirt to the skirt but my local store doesn’t sell 2″ elastic and I didn’t have enough 1″ elastic. By the time I realized that I didn’t heave enough 1″ the store had already closed and I only had last night to work on the dress so I just sewed the shirt to the skirt, I used a zigzag stitch for the very first time.

The dress turned out ok I think, it’s a little wonky and I did mess up the hem – I made an a line skirt and I hemmed the bottom before I attached the two pieces together sp the hems don’t match but I think it’s good enough to be a beach cover up.

The fabric

The fabric

Ironing!

Ironing!

Hemming, my least favourite part.

Hemming, my least favourite part.

Shirt cut and ready to be attached.

Shirt cut and ready to be attached.

All done!

All done!