A halter dress

Added Sep 21, 2011

by Melissa Paruzel

Kuala Lumpur, Ma...

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Description

I actually did a mistake in my dress making.

I had made the bodice – fits like a glove, which is all fine and the came the skirt. I wanted a circle skirt instead of a gathered skirt. I really didn’t want a gathered skirt so I did my calculation and experiment. All went well on the sample skirt. I did one tiny alteration – just one. I wrote down – remove 1 1/2 inch from skirt. What I did not expected that 10 minutes later, as I cut the skirt – I removed 3 inches instead. I never recalculate that on a folded material, a 1 1/2" would result in 3 inches deducted from the skirt. Urgh.

This also meant the skirt not only unusable – but I wasn’t going to cut a different material and alter the circle skirt as a godet. Or was it a gore. I never remember them.

Since I wasn’t going to waste the skirt – I decided to make a dress for my daughter instead.

It was a halter-top dress – my self-drafted pattern for a simple front bodice. The back is just a long rectangle that has 3 elastic sew in zig zag, and covered with a same length rectangle so it won’t irritate her skin much. I also sew in some decorative stitches on the front of the bodice, just for it to look pretty.

Material Notes

Cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Children
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Casual
Material
Cotton, Blends

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