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Long Sleeved Jersey Dress – BurdaStyle 07/2011 #103

I have been learning so much about the nature of lace! I sewed two versions of this dress, because I messed up the first attempt which was sewn using 4-way stretch lace. While it had a pretty floral pattern and a soft feel, that lace was on the extremely stretchy scale, and was probably suited more for making leggings. I found it to be the most difficult fabric I’ve tried sewing with, as it moved everywhere, and curled at every hem and seam. For my replacement version of this dress I used a synthetic but stable 2-way (width wise) stretch lace, which was on sale. Sewing it was a cinch this time, and I opted to hem all the edges. The dress feels roomy and soft from the wrong/inner side, however there are silver thread highlights woven in on the right/outer side. If the inner joining seams feel at all itchy against the skin, I may need to bind them. Btw, it is definitely dress fabric and wasn’t in the curtaining section of the store, lol!

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