It has been more than two weeks since I wrote a blog post, once again my boy sick during the whole last week, he had high fever and throat infection. What a poor little thing :( But I am very happy that he is fine and already back to school on Tuesday.
As I mentioned on my last post, I am joining a challenge "make a garment a month" and my first project is a simple dress that I am planning to wear on my holidays soon.
And here she is....
I used 'Flounce Dress 5C" Burdastyle special A/W 2013 size 34 for the bodice and size 38 for the skirt. I raised the front neck 2 cm - I did it because I already knew that Burdastyle "V" neck style always too low for my taste. I omitted the sleeves and the flounce. I lengthen the skirt 7 cm and finished the hem line with blind hem.
2 yards of printed crepe, lightweight fusible interfacing for the neck facing, me-made bias tape for the armhole finishing, elastic and same color of thread.
I had a vary size between the bodice and the skirt, so I made pattern adjustment on the waist area. Then I made muslin first for this dress, my muslin completed with sleeves and flounce - I did it in case I want to make the dress as original pattern had.
After I had done my muslin, I tried it but the elastic inserted too low for my body. So I have to raised the elastic line right on the waist line.
~ so sorry that I didn't show you my muslin ~
The sewing process is easy and enjoyable, the "V" neck and armhole done nicely.
For the neckline facing, I iron the fusible interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric. Sew the neckline facing on the neckline right sides together. Turn the facing inside and hand stitch the facing at the shoulder.
For the armhole, I sew the me-made bias tape onto the wrong side/inner armhole.
And here are more pictures of the dress,
|"v" neck done nicely|
|I sew the bias tape around the inner armhole for nicely finish|
And here is the last picture of me wearing my new dress. I am loving this dress, it's simple but wearable... :)