The linen sheath

Added Jul 22, 2012

by Traci Adedeji

Rochester, Unite...

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ok, I think I’ve found my sewing niche with this linen dress and leggings. They seem to be the two things I am able to make without dramatic incident and holes in the ozone layer. I made this dress this past week out of black linen. It is an exact copy of one I made a couple of weeks ago from this awesome fabric of white linen with a navy squiggly design on it.

Some elements of which I am especially proud:

- The fully faced armholes and neckline
- The back vent. On the first dress, I didn’t stitch horizontally so we had a slight wardrobe malfunction when a took a step that was a bit longer than is ladylike and the seam split a bit
- The invisible zipper (wondering if there is somewhere I can get a job just putting invisible zippers into garments all day long. It was cool because there’s this special foot with grooves in it that I got to use. (coolness!!)

Very, VERY happy with this dress. Planning to make one or two more. then maybe I’ll try a variation on the neckline and clutches pearls sleeves…..

Wish me luck!

Material Notes

Linen

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Classic, Evening Wear, Preppy
Material
Cotton, Blends, Denim, Knits/Jersey, Linen, Polyester, Rayon, Satin, Silk, Suiting, Wool

Credits

patternmaker

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    Jul 22, 2012, 01.08 PMby Mary Athey

    great dress, well done xx

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