New Look 6939
InstructionsPattern is out of print - my version was given to me by my mother cut out in a size 10. This was drafted to a 12/14 size then altered considerably in a muslin to fit.
Type of item: Clothing
crepe de chine
What was your inspiration?
I made this dress for my boss for Xmas from some printed silk cotton blend fabric. She loved the dress and wanted another. She choose the colour combination and suggested the contrasting bias binding which I think works well.
What are you most proud of?
The invisible hand stitching around the bias binding and the fit.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I used the method of soaking the silk in a gelitine solution to stabilise it and prevent fraying - more detail on how I did this is in my silk shirt project. This also pre-shrinks the silk before sewing making hand washing possible.