The Wicked Stitch: Through The Looking Glass

Added Nov 11, 2012

by mollykatherine

Sydney, Australia

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This is the dress I made for the Tessuti Awards competition. Sadly I didn’t even get into the finals, but I am proud that I finished it in time. I had been meaning to enter the competition for the last few years! and finally I did it! Next year I’m just going to have to step up my game a bit!

Does it not remind you very much of Alice? I thought it was a perfect match.

I had a lot of fun playing around with multi directional stripes. Although I’m uncertain how flattering the horizontal stripe is across the middle.

I used Tessuti’s “Tap Water” Japanese cotton. Its delightfully sheer and soft and has a slight seersucker effect. However, this meant I had to line the entire dress, which I did with a white cotton voile.

I also made my own bias binding for the arm holes. I love the effect of the diagonal stripes against the vertical. It really is the smallest things when sewing that you fall in love with!

I also used a red bias tape around the waist on the inside as a little waist stay. Mostly it was just there for decorative purposes, but it also helps to stop the waist from stretching out, seeing as the fabrics are both quite light and delicate.

To read about Alice’s adventures through the looking glass click here

Material Notes

Cotton Voile
Japanese Cotton Seersucker

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Nov 16, 2012, 04.08 PMby tirrs

    very nice!

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    Nov 14, 2012, 07.46 PMby frkbustad

    It’s gorgeous!

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    Nov 12, 2012, 09.23 PMby Claire Cooper

    I love the dress, very stylish

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    Nov 12, 2012, 12.56 AMby Rosemarie Athas

    Lovely.

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    Nov 11, 2012, 10.16 PMby pauline alice

    Your dress is beautiful and the picture with the mirror is just amazing!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 04.48 PMby Irene Jones - Arias

    This is so cute! I love the way you arranged the stripe directions, great work!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 11.39 AMby Mary Athey

    fab dress and the photos are fab as well x

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    Nov 11, 2012, 11.08 AMby fashionfreek

    Looks really good. I like the photography too. Great work. Fingers crossed for Next year for you.:-D

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    Nov 11, 2012, 10.58 AMby pambox

    With the bodice being fitted straight under the bust, the contrast of the vertical and horizontal stripes is great, and very flattering. I love the interplay of the different directions of stripes.

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    Nov 11, 2012, 08.08 AMby MichelleMignon

    I love all the stripe directions. Adorable!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 08.03 AMby freakusbzzz

    I love this Molly, you look devine.

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