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Praise to the Overlocker

Added Jan 3, 2010

by freakusbzzz

Canberra, Australia






I finally used this fabric after it sitting in my stash box for 4 years. I did use a teeny bit of it for a christening dress bodice. I had wanted to make a dress out of it but saw this pattern and thought it would be good to try.

I made the pattern 3 cm longer in the upper part of the bodice but wish I had made it about 10 cm longer. It sits too hight for my shape/taste.

So much fun to sew with it. lovely delicate fabric.
Sewing time was only about 4 – 5 hours.

It would definitely be too fiddly to do without an overlocker. Rolled hem was fun.
I used a little bit of white bemsilk to do the armhole and neck facing. It made it a little easier and gave more strangth than using the georgette.

I might see if I can sell it as I don’t want it sitting in my cupboard not to be worn.
I’m also going to make one for my mother’s birthday.
I now feel confident enougfh to sew with fine chiffon’s/organza etc.

Material Notes

Rose polyester georgette




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Romantic
Chiffon, Organza, Polyester

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    Nov 8, 2010, 03.42 AMby nishavinod2009

    lovely! i want to learn to do the hems like dat.

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    Jan 30, 2010, 12.56 PMby nadia42

    Thats stunning. The rolled hem gives a very floaty flowery look, which suits the top very well :) I think i’d like to try something like this someday, hopefully it will turn out as beautiful as yours has :)

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    Jan 8, 2010, 02.21 PMby Syrena B

    Very pretty as a top but it would also make a beautiful dress… maybe stretch it out to just above or below the knee?? I love the material! Do you remember the name of it??

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    Jan 4, 2010, 06.32 PMby littlevigilante

    I can see why you picked this pattern. Your creation looks very pretty and feminine. I agree with the length. I would prefer on myself for it to be lower just for comfort. It looks fresh and flowy nonetheless! Great job!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 12.06 PMby merbecky

    this is so pretty!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 02.06 AMby scheryka

    I want to learn this technique!

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    Jan 3, 2010, 05.45 PMby sunnilj9

    So flowy and feminine! I love the way it looks on you! Wonderfully put together.

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    Jan 3, 2010, 01.59 PMby nenasew

    Its such a romantic feminine top. I love it. Good job on those rolled hems. This is a technique I want to try..someday.

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    Jan 3, 2010, 09.55 AMby gillthecat

    4- 5 hours sewing,, jeeeez ,, looks nice very country garden party

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    Jan 3, 2010, 09.23 AMby escorpio

    This is beautiful! Lovely fabric and lovely pattern, they work wonderfully together.

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