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Created by: Dee E Hill
Project

I Love Cheap Frills

I used Vogue pattern 9047 but altered it to accommodate a zipper. The pattern is meant for a knit fabric. I love the arm and hem finishings on this dress. It was very easy. (Ignore the crease in the top right shoulder. I went back and ironed it out.) I used a semi-tight woven wool fabric and used a fusible interfacing on the dress. There is no interfacing at the very end of the arms and the bottom of the dress where I fringed it. The dress is lined with some leftover dupioni silk that I had laying around. Thank you Sue for the class.

You Can Make This

Dee E Hill made I Love Cheap Frills with:

Finishing Techniques for Savvy Sewers

Online Class

Finishing Techniques for Savvy Sewers

with Sue Hausmann

Project Description

I used Vogue pattern 9047 but altered it to accommodate a zipper. The pattern is meant for a knit fabric. I love the arm and hem finishings on this dress. It was very easy. (Ignore the crease in the top right shoulder. I went back and ironed it out.) I used a semi-tight woven wool fabric and used a fusible interfacing on the dress. There is no interfacing at the very end of the arms and the bottom of the dress where I fringed it. The dress is lined with some leftover dupioni silk that I had laying around. Thank you Sue for the class.

Q&A with Dee E Hill

marieevan1748807 asked:
You dress is lively. I Love the color. Ļooks like it fits like a glove....which I think would be super sexy! Im wondering how did you do the fringe ? What tools did you use and what technic? Thank you.
Dee E Hill answered:
Thanks! I really like the dress, and it was very quick and easy to make too…bonus! :) I got the idea from Sue Hausmann’s class, “Finishing Techniques”. She briefly talks about this (for only a couple minutes) in her Hem Alternatives section. Basically, you need a woven fabric. The tighter the weave the more difficult and time consuming the process. Instead of turning the bottom under and hemming, you zig zag about an inch (or however long you want your fringe) from the bottom. This stops the fringe from continuing to unwind itself when you wear it. You can then take a pin and slowly pull each horizontal thread out up to the zig zag. My wool was very loosely woven. Because I bought an awl a while back for corset-making, I used that: http://www.joann.com/dritz-ergonomic-tapered-awl/8588600.html#q=Awl&start=1. Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy sewing!

Skill Level

Beginner