Sunday, 5 June 2011
Purple Silk Sensation
free dress pattern by Alexandra over at Burda. The size was almost right, so I adjusted the fit, altered the armhole to fit my idea and began.
The neckline had very little seam allowance after unpicking and I had to understitch to get a secure and clean finish. I used a self-made bias strip (made from the discarded sleeves) to edge the keyhole at the back of the neck.
However this is where I began to realise I was missing some skills.:
1. Sewing an invisible zip
2. Sewing a lining on a sleeveless dress - without having to hand stitch
So anyway here it is (sorry about the poor photos, I had to use my phone as the camera was our of batteries and no spares - sight). I have matching shoes for once, jewllery that looks brilliant with this, and a weekend in London with my sister and mum. BRING IT ON :)
Total cost: Dress £4.29, Button 6p, Thread £1.45 = £5.80
Have a look what other creatives have been up to at Wendy's Handmade Monday.