ModCloth-Inspired Tank Dress

Added Jun 1, 2013

by imacuckoo

Toms River, New ...

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Description

This dress was a LOT of firsts for me….

For starters, it’s the first dress I’ve ever made.

And also:
First invisible zipper

First time fully-lining a bodice (which I did by following this tutorial- http://kitschycoo.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-how-to-fully-line-bodice.html instead of the super confusing instructions in the pattern)

First time modifying a pattern for fit.

Considering all of this I’m really happy with the way it has turned out! I am really inspired to make a lot more garments now that I find the machine less intimidating.

Other tutorials I used:

Inserting an invisible zipper with a regular zipper foot: http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/how-to-insert-an-invisible-zipper-without-an-invisible-zipper-foot

Making a full gathered skirt: http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2009/08/sew-full-gathered-skirt-part-one-make.html

I based the dress off of this one from ModCloth, which I saw on MakeThisLook.com: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/blooming-brush-strokes-dress

Material Notes

2.5 yd 100% for body
1 yd watermelon battice for lining
1 yd Italian linen for exposed extended slip

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Linen

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    Jun 1, 2013, 07.26 PMby imacuckoo

    Thanks everyone!!

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    Jun 1, 2013, 06.31 AMby liliv-1

    Very pretty! Is it the first one? Amazing work!

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    Jun 1, 2013, 06.16 AMby katya

    Congratulations, it look amazing :)

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    Jun 1, 2013, 06.16 AMby katya

    Congratulations, it look amazing :)

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    Jun 1, 2013, 01.19 AMby Kovu

    Congratulations on all your first! it looks great and thanks for sharing all the great tutorials.

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