V-neck Ruffle Hem Dress
Hello friends, I made another self-drafted dress with a ruffle hem last month. This dress is the second version of the pattern and I changed the round neck into a v-neck. You can see the first version here. For the fabric, I used cotton poplin that I bought recently in the local shop and the sewing notion (threads, fusible interfacing and invisible zipper) were from stash.
After I modified the round neck into a v-neck, I omitted the vertical darts on the front side and made the dress a little flare at the bottom and then I cut the length far above the knee (25 cm), as shown below in the red mark.
I made the neck facings and the rectangle shape for the ruffle hem (25 cm wide x 165 cm long).
The sewing process was fast, I finished it in one morning after I cut the fabric and fusible interfacing for the neck facings and zipper line the day before.
I started with sewed the raw edges of the fabric using my overlocker machine, sewed the darts and the shoulders right side together. And the rest of the processes were the same as my floral dress in the previous post. Except for the ruffle hem, I gathered the fabric using my sewing machine with bigger stitches, pulled the threads and pinned into the bottom of the dress right sides together. And then, sewed with the sewing machine and removed the gathered threads. Hem the dress and done.
I love this dress and wore it many times since the day I finished it, so comfy, girly and the cotton fabric is perfect to wear in our hot and humid summer weather.
That's it for today, I'm wishing you a happy weekend, happy sewing, and stay safe 💓
I'm off to continue sewing my winter garments and I will be sharing them here when I finished, but I still have one more summer dress to share. See you soon.