Added Mar 1, 2008
My first homesewn dress! It is made from a large and thin shawl I bought at Indiska on sale. I didn’t use a pattern, instead I started with folding the shawl in two and cut a neck opening in the fold (so I got a sort of poncho). I sewed the sides together (except for where my arms were to be) in a manner giving a more figure-fitting shape, and gradually worked my way towards something that could pass for a dress. :-) I did some additional figure-fitting in the back (one seam starting on each side of the back center zipper, running down to the lower back) and on the sides of the bust. I guess I didn’t do this by the book at all, and I am by no means skilled in sewing
- but it was fun! And now I have a homemade wearable summer dress. Bring on the summer! :)
Fabric (not sure exactly which kind, some thin fabric, non-elastic), thread, zipper, Bernina
One of the most beloved American designers passed last night. We look back at a few of his designs.
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Dress up outerwear with deep shawl collars and sew up a lovely fitted dress with a flounced hemline.
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