Yellow Eyelet Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The detail and the fit. When Jessica has on the proper undergarments (which she doesn't in the photos), the fit of the bodice is perfect. I'm finding that I love the handwork, and the control you have when sewing by hand. The zipper is pick-stitched, and the lining is fell-stitched and then understitched with pick-stitching. It took some time to hand applique the border, but the result was well worth it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take Susan Khalje's Craftsy Course, "The Couture Dress." Practice your hand stitching techniques. Get creative and use your imagination.

What you will need

  • Yellow cotton eyelet border print
  • silk organza underlining
  • cotton batiste lining (bodice only).

Q&A with Cheryl Lemmons

CatzSop asked:
You nailed it on every level Cheryl! What an inspiration!
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
This dress is actually going to be featured in the next issue of Threads. It will be in the Readers Closet feature. I can't tell you how excited I am about this.
hansity asked:
Cheryl, congratulations on having this dress featured in Threads. I recognized it right away!
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you, hansity! I do feel honored.
Ms.Colleen asked:
I saw this was highlighted in Threads. Good work. I feel honored to have you following me!
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you, Ms. Colleen. It has truly been an honor to be in Threads and to receive so much affirmation. This makes me want to improve my skills as well as learn new skills and take sewing to another level. I appreciate your encouraging words. And I am honored to follow you!
doodah asked:
I think I saw this in Threads magazine????
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Yes, you did. I was so honored to have my work featured in this magazine.
Ninaann1 asked:
Perfect! Beautiful job!
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thanks so much. I look forward to seeing your projects.