Summer stripes dress

Added Sep 16, 2012

by missb-1

..., Slovenia

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I made this dress for this year’s Tessuti Awards. I used my own design and made the dress in a striped spandex jersey. I don’t own a serger so sewing jersey is a challenge. To keep the seams from becoming ‘wavy’ I used tissue paper. The paper stabilizes the fabric so it doesn’t stretch too much and it keeps from distorting the shape of the final dress. It’s a neat trick that can make sewing easier and with a more professional outcomes.

I never considered jersey fabrics to be suitable for elegant wear so I wanted to challenge that prejudice. I also wanted to experiment with the lines and take advantage of their slimming effect when used diagonally and create the impression of a longer silhouette with the aid of the slanted hems.

The dress is entirely hemmed by hand so that the seams are not visible on the outside.

If you like it, vote here: http://www.tessutiawards.com.au/entry/456 Thanks a bunch. :)

Material Notes

jersey

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Sep 19, 2012, 12.52 PMby Sewholic

    Stunning, Love the dress, I love how you used the fabric. And to match the stripes (that is perfection) Well done. I wish I could sew like you.

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      Sep 19, 2012, 02.02 PMby missb-1

      Thank you, matching the stripes was the most difficult part.

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    Sep 17, 2012, 03.11 PMby joost52

    Fantastic work. Really nicely done!

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      Sep 17, 2012, 03.56 PMby missb-1

      Thanks so much.

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    Sep 17, 2012, 11.23 AMby Madcinderella

    Love that dress!

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      Sep 17, 2012, 12.12 PMby missb-1

      Thanks. :)

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    Sep 17, 2012, 10.46 AMby freakusbzzz

    You’ve done a wonderful job. I couldn’t comment on the site cause I don’t have facebook. I love doing these awards!

    Goodluck

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      Sep 17, 2012, 12.12 PMby missb-1

      Thanks so much.

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    Sep 16, 2012, 07.33 PMby Mary Athey

    its gorgeous; well done x

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      Sep 17, 2012, 07.27 AMby missb-1

      Thank you!

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