Summer Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Just signing up for the Couture Dress class and making a project for myself! I usually sew for other people, so turning the focus on myself is new for me. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just do it! I think anyone can sew. The prep time is what puts people off, but I find the prep time (pattern adjustments, muslin-making, etc) is like solving a puzzle. Putting a dress together is like a fabric-based game of Tetris - you have to make the pieces fit!

What you will need

  • Silk organza for the interlining
  • a sateen poplin for the dress in a green/white pattern. I may also make a second version with a purple multi-colored fashion fabric.

Q&A with Bentpins

KathyGM asked:
You muslin looks great. Did you finish the dress?
Bentpins answered:
Not yet. I'm feeling better and my back has improved greatly, so I will be completing the dress soon. Fortunately, I live in the South, so I'll have several more months of hot weather in which to wear it!
LakeWylieMom asked:
Dang it, back problems can be awful. I am in SC, and yes it has been nice here still so I am sure you will be able to wear it when you finish it. What was your ideas to get rid of the extra fullness just under the arms?
Bentpins answered:
I really don't have an idea for that. Yet. Armscyes are my mortal enemies for the moment. But I will come out on top eventually

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