Added Apr 29, 2012
My daughter found this fabric on the clearance table and begged for a dress from it. Being a slightly stretchy polyester blend satin, there was no way this was going to work as the usual little girl’s dress with a simple gathered skirt. It would have picked up entirely too much static cling.
Used Burda 9655 for this dress, but since my daughter is quite petite/skinny, I was afraid it wouldn’t look right without some way to define the waist. I took a cue from a few dresses I made for myself as a teenager in the ’90’s and added fabric loops into the seams between the bust and hip lines, then threaded through some long self-fabric bias cut loops, corset-style.
Between all the slippery loops and trying to get them to stay in the seams, the long fabric strips to turn in-side in, and the tediousness of the hemming (bias areas + pointy ends + slippery fabric + deadline for an occasion for her to wear the next day where I was up way too late trying to finish the hem) I’ve told her she’s getting nothing but cotton outfits for a while now.
Stretch satin (poly spandex, I think)
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