I took up sewing again so that I could make outfits for my new found hobby of Rockabilly dancing. Many Rockabilly fans are full on into the fashion – you go to a gig and are surrounded by all these women wearing gorgeous 1950’s fashions. Whilst there are many websites selling these outfits, the prices are $$, and the sizing, as always, does not often suit me. So I decided to start sewing.
And having just bought a couple of Rockabilly dresses that I found on special, I am even more glad that I can sew. The quality of these garments, for the price you pay, is very poor. If i’d bought them from my local discount dept store (Big W or Target) the quality would be what I’d expect – but it’s certainly not what I would expect for dresses marked down from $145. (AUD) Luckily I only paid $65 each – but even then the quality for that price isn’t great.
Ah, well – yet another good reason to make my own!
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It looks like box pleats, but the pleats are bigger at the hem, so I think its a circle…
Ok very tricky, but I will try to explain. There is no seam in the back, so the seam is…
Hi, It looks like the pattern piece is for the pocket. Sometimes in pockets, one half …
I would make 2 darts, spaced out a bit.
I would run away from this. You would need an industrial sewing machine and years of ex…