I made a new dress! This is my fourth version of BurdaStyle Vintage Modern Jamie Shift dress. I didn't make a change in the pattern but instead of using facing for the finishing neckline, I used bias tape piping. I also added back darts and sewn two little pleats in the front at the waistline. Those pleats were included because the dress was a little bit loose. I don't want to reduce and sew the dress in both sides again, so I pleated it and problem solved :)
Here I am, wearing my new dress last Friday for MMMay'15 day 29 - with theme : My Town. The picture was taken in the old part of Taipa.
BurdaStyle Vintage Modern Jamie Shift Dress size 34. I made adjustments on the neckline and shoulder. Also added the dress length. You can see my muslin and pattern adjustments here
I bought 3.5 yards of batik fabric in Bangkok last year and I still have a leftover that is enough to make another dress/ blouse
1/2" wide bias tape in orange color
Elastic loop and small button
Sewing Process :
I cut all the fabric pieces and sew all the raw edges using an overlocker sewing machine.
I pin and sew the front and back darts. And then pin and sew the dress at the shoulder, right sides together.
After that, I sew both sides of the dress, right sides together.
I fused fusible tape in both wrong sides of the center back.
Sew the bias tape right side facing the wrong side of the neckline. Then turned to the right side of the neckline and sew along the neckline. I did the same for the armholes.
After I am done the piping on the neckline and armholes, I sew the invisible zipper and continue sew the rest of the center back down to the hem.
For finished the center back, I sew the elastic loop and button on the top of the zipper.
Then sew the hemline with 4 cm hem allowance.
After my dress finished, I tried it and I noticed that the waist was a little bit loose. Well, I didn't want to reduce both sides again, so I just added two little pleats with the total size 2.5 cm on the front at the waistline (as I mentioned on the beginning of this post).
Here are the pictures of the dress in the dress form, front - back and side views
And here are the pictures of the piping detail, front and back views. I hope you can see the finished back with the loop and button.
The last picture of me with the view of one of the spot in the old Taipa. I always find the stair beautiful with hanging flowers and green plants in both sides. From this stair I can go to The Taipa Houses-Museum, The Venetian and Galaxy.
My previous dresses based on Jamie Shift Dress:
First version Color Block Dress
Second version Polka Dots Dress
Third version Floral Shift Dress