Added Jan 19, 2012
This is a tight dress that gathers on the side, creating this cool bias on the bodice that straightens out at the skirt. The directions were straightforward and I think I referred to them once or twice, but pretty much did things based on instinct. I opted to use clear elastic at the shoulder seams and at the left gathered side seam instead of seam tape – much more RTW looking. No zipper used either since this fabric is so stretchy it’s not necessary. And thank you to whoever invented the twin stretch needle because for those of us who don’t own a serger, it’s a miracle. I used it to hem the bottom of the dress and sleeves as well as the neckline, and it looks so much more professional than a regular straight stitch.
More info on my blog: sew wrong.
I used rayon jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics
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