Gothic Paisley Dress

Added Aug 1, 2011

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Murfreesboro, Te...

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Description

I altered a pattern I bought a year ago on a dollar sale, Simplicity 2757. When I bought it, it just looked like a dress. However, it merely laced up the front like a jacket, so I made some changes to make it into a regular dress.

I used some fuzzy paisley polyester fabric I bought for about $1.65/yd. The pattern did not call for a full lining, but the back of the skirt is longer than the front, so I made a full lining. I used some gray and black striped fabric I bought years ago for $1/yd.

I find it looks much better on me than the dressform (the dressform isn’t made of flesh). The only major problem I had was sewing the lining and the armhole. No tutorial or textbook managed to help me, so I made some bias tape to bing the lining and fabric. There were a few firsts with me in this dress:

First fully lined dress
First time inserting eyelets
First dress needing a substantial amount of hand sewing for accuracy
First time making bias tape.

Material Notes

Fabric, lining fabric, thread, eyelets, lace-up ribbon, trim, interfacing

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Goth/Gothic Lolita
Material
Blends, Polyester

Credits

Simplicity

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    Aug 1, 2011, 10.53 PMby mojo elgin

    What a great learning project! So many firsts in one garment—-whew! Great job!

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