Hey everybody! Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start! The rain finally let up long enough for me to get some pics in, so now I can share about my new dress. It's a little different than my usually go-to dresses but I think it turned out great and I really love it! So lets chat about it.
I'll admit when I first got this beautiful Graphic Abstract fabric from Measure Fabrics, I had no clue what I'd make with it. I went back and forth for days between a circle skirt or a dress. I came across Butterick 6552 in my stash and knew it was a winner.
This dress had a couple of "first" for me. It was my first time working with piping, and elastic cording. I have to be honest, if I never have to work with elastic cording again, it'll be just fine with me! LOL! It was a pain getting them in the two front darts. Thanks to a lot of double stitching, basting stitches, and a dab of washable glue (yes glue), I got them secure and sewn in place.
I cut the size 14 for the bust and merged the lines to the size 18 for the hips. I didn't have to make any adjustments or modifications to the pattern.
Like I said earlier, working with piping was something new for me with this dress. I love the look of this detail around the neckline and armhole. I used my zipper foot to sew it down so I could get as close as possible to the piping without sewing on it.
I finished off the facing with bias tape and I also added some to the hem of the dress. I thought it's be cute since I had piping at the top of the dress.
Overall, I really love this dress. I love the fit of it and the extra details I took to make it nice on the inside. Let me know in the comments....Do you take extra steps to make the insides of your garments special? After seeing how my fellow makers like Emily Hallman and Erica Bunker take the extra steps for their insides, really has inspired me to do the same.
Well thats all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time.....