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Shift (Dress) In Silk

Added May 31, 2013

by betterhandmade

Murfreesboro, Te...






My om had been wanting me to make her a new dress for a while. We bought a first fabric but they cut it too short and didn’t give me enough, so we went back out and she found this great printed silk at JoAnn’s in the clearance section for $5/yd!! The dress turned out great, even though I officially HATE sewing with silk, and my mom loves the dress. To make hemming easy on myself I used Stitch Witchery.

Full details and more pics can be found you know where :)

Material Notes

silk, invisible zipper, Stitch Witchery




Garment Type

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    May 31, 2013, 03.01 PMby byVA

    Beautiful dress and beautiful fabric! I love it.

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    May 31, 2013, 09.27 AMby Mary Athey

    great dress and the fabrics lovely. we call the bonding stuff wonder web here in ireland. its great for invisable hems or a quick repair x

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      May 31, 2013, 06.09 PMby betterhandmade

      oh ok! it’s always neat to learn what names other countries have for items! yes, the stuff is amazing!

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    May 31, 2013, 05.03 AMby schnui

    Gorgeous dress!!! The silk fabric is beautiful. But what is stitch witchery???

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      May 31, 2013, 05.12 AMby betterhandmade

      thanks!! stitch witchery is pretty much double sided tape. you iron it in place between two layers of fabric. I think there are other things that are the equivalent, but I don’t know of any. I guess you could say it’s like hem tape? I don’t know because I’ve never used that. stitch witchery is great stuff, though!

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      May 31, 2013, 05.17 AMby schnui

      Thanks for your quick reply. I now know what you mean. I have this same tape but mine comes all the way from Germany and I think it is just called double sided tape!!!

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