Ruched front dress
Added Oct 9, 2012
Dallas, Texas, U...
Description3/2011 Ruched Front Evening Dress #110 made in silk jersey. This was a really fun and easy dress to make. I cut a size 36 and took the side seams in quite a bit until the ruching looked right. This required quite a bit more to be taken in right under the bust and through the rib cage. Since my fabric was jersey, I omitted the zipper and that seems to be no problem.
Other adjustments I made were to raise the v-neck 2 inches, remove the shoulder ruching on the back pieces, and raised the waist one inch. The patterns calls for the lining to be constructed just like the fashion fabric, including all that ruching. I would have much preferred to be provided with a separate lining pattern that did not require all that bulk. I left off the lining and finished the neck and arm openings with steam-A-seam Lite 2…..my first time using that and it turned out great. I turned the hem up and finished with a twin needle.
Working with knits is pretty new to me and I found that all the seams behaved really well if I pressed them flat on both sides before pressing open.
I absolutely love this dress in a knit and plan to make a couple more versions.