Added Dec 29, 2012
I made this dress out of pure sewing boredom.
I had this fabric lying around and nothing to sew so I attempted making a long sleeved dress (which I have many issues with) and I’m quite happy with it.
I opted for simple side-bust-darts (I’m sure there’s a simpler name for this) because I didn’t want to ruin the striped fabric. I always have issues with this when sewing with plaids and stripes. I never really know what kind shape will distort the pattern the least, for this, dress side-bust-darts seemed the way to go.
I didn’t have enough fabric to make a circle skirt of some sort so I decided to go for a flared A line skirt and see if the idea works for me (I’m always a little daunted by A line skirts, they seems kind of shapeless to me) but I think it came out nicely! I used my own tutorial to draft the skirt, (taken from the Mystery Pocket Skirt)
For more pictures ad information you can check out my blog post#
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