A halter dress
Added Sep 21, 2011
Kuala Lumpur, Ma...
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.