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finally, fuss-free jersey sewing!

Added May 20, 2009

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






My old sewing machine had quite a bit of trouble with sewing jersey and basically anything stretchy. I bought a serger a week ago and made this dress to celebrate ;) Only the stitching on front and back pleat was done on the sewing machine, the rest is serger only (OK, I serged the hems and than stitched them in place by hand). It went together very easily and it’s a fun dress to wear. Originally I wanted to make the collar smaller and fold it double. The weight of the fabric might have made that a bit bulky though and I realized that I enjoy playing around with all that fabric. I can always chop a bit off later, if I grow tired of having that huge length around my neck.

Material Notes

grayish blue jersey




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    Mar 2, 2013, 10.23 AMby Marisol Castañeda

    omg LOVE IIIT!! I would love to make a dress like this! it’s so classy and versatile! striking pose, btw

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    Jun 23, 2009, 01.53 AMby keit

    I’m in love with all of your creations but this must be my favourite. Especially the collar caught my attention. Love it!

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    May 27, 2009, 07.46 AMby ichigone

    Love your dress, beautiful collar.

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    May 23, 2009, 09.45 PMby ashchaser

    Oh this is so amazing! Congrats on your serger too.

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    May 23, 2009, 02.49 PMby Marte Holm

    I love this SO much. The collar is crazy, but in a really good way. And the colour looks great on you!

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    May 20, 2009, 01.24 PMby tatuswelle

    Really Cool. Love the color and the style!

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    May 20, 2009, 10.36 AMby carlatv

    Very modern

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    May 20, 2009, 10.26 AMby evamarie

    So elegant, so unique, sooooo good! Bravo!

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    May 20, 2009, 09.16 AMby hausmaus

    I love this dress! The construction with the pleat in the front and the collar look super-cool. And I remember that great feeling of serging jersey for the first time :)

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    May 20, 2009, 08.54 AMby ginasophia

    I love the cowl-hood, and the color is wonderful!

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    May 20, 2009, 07.17 AMby jj1

    I like that you mixed the medieval and modern knit into the design. The box pleat in the skirt is very classic. This length is just right for you.

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    May 20, 2009, 05.10 AMby nikkishell

    I love the collar! Great work, did you use a pattern?

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    May 20, 2009, 04.33 AMby pooner123

    Wow that collar/hood is awesome!

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