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Evil Dress

Added Aug 22, 2010

by frankiesoup

Bury St. Edmunds...






This dress claimed to be an easy-to-make, one-hour sort of job. I suppose it speaks volumes about me then, that I took five!

I think the jersey fabric caused a lot of the problems, mainly because my slightly dodgy sewing machine decided that said jersey could only be stitched with the tension on the highest setting. Also, the pattern came out HUGE. I made it in a UK 12/EU 40 and needed to take it in by 4 inches.

This is the thing I am least proud of having sewn to date. However, it was always supposed to be a fuctional, comforting sort of dress, rather than one to go out in and in that respect it really serves its purpose. I have never worn a softer fabric and I am sure that had I made the correct size to begin with that the heavy knit would hang beautifully.

Material Notes

The world’s softest jersey.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Aug 22, 2010, 07.04 PMby ferret-mom

    I agree your dress look good. I have made a long jersey skirt recently & found turning it up looked very bulky, so I just overlocked the edge & now it hangs really well & I am really pleased with it.

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      Aug 23, 2010, 09.00 AMby frankiesoup

      Oooh – I might try that! :) Thank you very much for the tip!

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    Aug 22, 2010, 04.03 PMby tanitisis

    Other than the hem it looks fine! Since it’s jersey you could probably just cut it off and have an unfinished hem, especially for a bumming-around-the-house kind of garment. Alternatively, putting a strip of iron-in hem stabilizer before you stitch the hem can help a lot. Was the pattern originally for a knit or a woven?

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    • Green_eyes_large

      Aug 23, 2010, 09.38 AMby frankiesoup

      The pattern didn’t say jersey on it, which in hindsight is probably where I went wrong :P I definitely think I’ll be unpicking the hem though. Thank you for the advice!

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