Added Sep 30, 2011
First ever dress. First side zip, first lining, first gathering, first fully fitted anything and it came out great. I had to hand sew the last bits of the lining to the zip and gathered section as I couldn’t work out how to do it with my machine. The dress instructions were pretty straightforward…with a little help from you-tube. I omitted the in-seam pocket as it seemed to slightly puff out and ruin the line of the skirt. I used an old white pillowcase for the lining. It required a fair bit of resewing to get the fit right as I don’t have a dress form but with some expert pinning by my fella, I got there.
Japanese cotton lawn
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