Added Aug 15, 2010
This dress I made last Saturday afternoon while it was raining outside. This is the first "fitted"dress that I made for myself using a pattern that called for darts (gasp-way beyond my sewing abilities) but I wanted to move on to better fitting dresses. I thought darts would be harder to sew but I practiced on some scrap material till I got it. I used Butterwick B5317 for the fitted bodice and I used my own bias cut pattern for the skirt. I also added ruffles for the cap sleeves (that was my own design added to the bodice). Super easy to make ruffles on my serger-I finished the edging of the ruffles that way. To add some contrast I added my fav-white bias binding. This dress took me day to finish but I really like the fit so I think the next dress I sew I will use the the same patterns with different fabric.
cotton-pique, white bias tape
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