Thursday, December 16, 2010
The seam ripper dress!
I love this collar. This pattern was too cute for me not to make. I think it's from the early 60's or late 50's ( no date on the pattern). I was thinking of my sister when picking out the fabric for this dress, when she goes shopping she only buys what the mannequin is wearing. I guess I am following her lead because, I like what the model on the cover is wearing. He he, and I had some black fabric and couldn't resist making the dress look like the pattern cover. All in all, this dress came out okay. It's my fourth dress, we are learning! I did make a muslin up first. The collar was tricky because it's sewn in a way that you are not really sure if you are going to get the center facings pulled in enough for the collar to lay flat. It was a walk of faith that it would work. Well, it didn't at first, because I couldn't get it lined up and set in the seam correctly. I had to take it out twice! Also this dress was really hard on my seam ripper! I am calling this dress the seam ripper dress because every seam had to be taken out. It was SLOW going with this one. Also the original skirt had soft pleats and I am trying to lose weight so the pleats and the shape of the skirt was a little much for my curvy hips. So I am going to draft a A line skirt and go with the A shape instead. Which means this skirt has to come off! In the end, I think I will be happy with it. I am looking forward to wearing this dress when warmer weather hits. Still deciding on the hemline, been thinking knee length! I will post when I get this done! The side zipper is not even in yet! Right now I need a break from this dress and so does my seam ripper!!! LOL!