Added Sep 30, 2010
Spokane Valley, ...
This is the first contest I have ever entered but I was inspired by the challenge. I have recently lost some weight and was able to take an old silk dress that no longer fit me and remake it into a sun dress for my daughter. The challenge was fun and brought out my creativity as well as saved my silk dress from the donation biin.
There wasn’t enough fabric width for the full skirt that I wanted so I used purchased fabric for insets which I think add some fun. I plan on making a navy shrug to go with the dress so that it is more versatile. I used my Rowenta iron all through this project especially in pressing the pleating for the insets. The steam that is available from a Rowenta iron was indispensable for this portion of the project. The verticle steam feature is really important when working with fabrics such as silk because you don’t always want to put a hot iron down directly on the fabric. I find that I really can’t sew anything, garment or quilt, without an iron by my side and I have owned Rowenta irons exclusively for the past 12 years and love them. They are the best products for fabric lovers for sure.
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