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Stripey Stripes

Added Jul 12, 2012

by betterhandmade

Murfreesboro, Te...






For my newest garment I decided to make a dress using some great knit fabric I bought from Girl Charlee. I didn’t use an actual pattern for this dress, but instead traced a perfectly fitting dress…an idea I got from Tally’s Treasury. Since my dress is striped I took the time to line up all the stripes so the endd results would be great…and it was sooo worth the extra time! I added side bust darts to get rid of gaping. To finish the neck and armholes i attached a band of fabric. The neck still gaped so I turned the band down instead and secured it with Stitch Witchery. For the hem I turned up and inch and then used Stitch Witchery to hold it, instead of sewing the hem. I also used a new technique and added side seam pockets following this great tut from Tally’s Treasury.

Since I bought two yards I had a little over 5/8 of a yard left over and I just had to make me a skirt. I did a simple a-line cut and added side seam pockets. I attached elastic for the waistband and left the hem unfinished.

Two yards, two garments!!

and of course you know where you can find full project details…over on the blog!




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    Jul 16, 2012, 06.11 PMby wildflower31

    That is so cute.

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    Jul 12, 2012, 10.02 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Very cute, both of them. You did an awesome job on matching the stripes. I need to get my courage up to sew more with knits. Where did you get the wide elastic? I am getting ready to make a maxi skirt for my daughter and she wants the waist with the wide elastic. I guess Joann’s might have it. Keep up the great sewing!!!

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      Jul 12, 2012, 04.16 PMby betterhandmade

      thanks!! yes, I got my elastic from Joann’s. also, I used 2" elastic. they do have 3" elastic also.

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      Jul 13, 2012, 09.49 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

      Thank you! Can’t wait to see what else you create!

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    Jul 12, 2012, 09.00 AMby Mary Athey

    Two gorgeous outfits and what fab fabric.i love getting 2 things out of 2 metres as well lol. i normally make a dress and a top. i must make some skirts.great jib xx

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