Created by: DeedaMcDarr
Project

Grrrrowl!

What are you most proud of? I got so many compliments on my outfit at the wedding and they were so shocked that I made the whole thing. A friend said, "Look at those seams...I don't think the seams on my dress (store bought) look like that!" It made my night! What advice would you give someone starting this project? I made this dress first (then the teal surplice which I've already posted). I was a little nervous about the elastic at the waistline because I didn't want it tight. It turned out fine, but I could have pulled it tighter. You might need to experiment a little if you're new to the elastic like I was.

You Can Make This

DeedaMcDarr made Grrrrowl! with:

Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials

Online Class

Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials

with Meg McElwee

  • Cotton/Spandex Black on Grey Leopard print Wrap: cocoknits Everyday wrap in Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I got so many compliments on my outfit at the wedding and they were so shocked that I made the whole thing. A friend said, "Look at those seams...I don't think the seams on my dress (store bought) look like that!" It made my night! What advice would you give someone starting this project? I made this dress first (then the teal surplice which I've already posted). I was a little nervous about the elastic at the waistline because I didn't want it tight. It turned out fine, but I could have pulled it tighter. You might need to experiment a little if you're new to the elastic like I was.

Q&A with DeedaMcDarr

susangwerner@yahoo.com.au asked:
Are the instructions for making the dress sleeveless included in the video. I like it better without sleeves. Your fabric choice is good too.
DeedaMcDarr answered:
Yes...it's under lesson #5. You need the clear elastic and it's done in the same way as the elastic around the neckline. Thanks for the compliments!
SoleandSveva asked:
I like this so much, my only concern is that I've got a large bust and I don't want to look pregnant in this.
DeedaMcDarr answered:
I'm going to try to draft a slightly different bodice piece so that I don't have to wear a tank top under it. I'm sure if you draft something allowing for your bust it will be okay. Probably would just take a little experimentation.

Skill Level

Beginner