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Vintage Black Ruche Wrap

Added Jun 15, 2009

by bola

Leeds, United Ki...






Another wrap dress! they are sooo comfortable!. I used the same pattern for this dress as I did for the chocolate one and made some alterations. Since I would be using jersey for this dress I removed all the darts from the front and back piece. However on the front piece I moved the dart to the neckline, cut a small piece from the shoulder and gathered the dart in a way I’ve seen on some vintage dresses.
I decided to sew on the inside facing pieces however to my dismay the hem went curly!! I was annoyed at first but now I don’t think it looks too bad, lol Oh well I’ll try again next time – any advice on sewing the edges of jersey?? it’s normally fine but I don’t know what happened this time??

Material Notes

Jersey, with some viscose – tiaknight on ebay




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    Jan 31, 2012, 12.16 AMby Tiffy5t

    This is such a really pretty dress, you did well with it.

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    Jan 16, 2010, 07.10 AMby raslalique

    How I prevent the wavy edges is to sew the hems using a slightly longer stitch length than you would use to sew seams, checking that my tension is perfect before I start and then I stitch the hem with a sheet of tissue (the kind for packaging gifts) or even thin notebook paper or newsprint under it.

    The paper stabilizes the hem while it is being stitched to prevent wrinkles. When I’m done I just slowly rip the paper away and my hem is nice and flat then I steam it flat under my iron for an even nicer finish.

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      May 14, 2010, 04.41 PMby bola

      Cool thanks for this advice!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 12.00 PMby mema79

    this looks really awesome…if we are pregnant we will like to have such a beautiful dress, too :)

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    Jul 10, 2009, 01.52 AMby lucaltd

    This looks fantastic, I am so impressed with your use of jersey – i’m always a bit scared to use it for anything more complicated than a t-shirt ;)

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    Jun 19, 2009, 08.38 PMby camilaustral

    oh you look so pretty :)

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    Jun 16, 2009, 11.35 PMby jellybean

    Hey Bola, You are really blossoming. This dress is gorgeous on you. Great work, and I agree with the comments about the hem.

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    Jun 16, 2009, 08.36 AMby carlatv

    Beautiful… And you are glowing :o)

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    Jun 16, 2009, 07.03 AMby ink

    You look super gorgeous in that dress! Adorable! I too would never have seen an issue with the hem. The dress looks so feminine and flirty and I bet the wave-y hem just adds to the light-ness of the design!

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    Jun 16, 2009, 05.50 AMby miss-g

    Great wrap dress. It looks elegant on you. Congrats and keep well.

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    Jun 16, 2009, 01.30 AMby lybu

    Yeah. Wrap dresses are very comfortable. I like them too. Your dress is very pretty and fits you perfectly. This colour suits you so well.

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    Jun 16, 2009, 01.01 AMby susisonne

    Hey Bola, you are looking beautiful in your new wrap dress. I especially like the gathered shoulder part.

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    Jun 15, 2009, 11.26 PMby ghainskom

    The dress is beautiful, you look beautiful in the dress, and it’ll be perfect for breastfeeding. Good job!

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    Jun 15, 2009, 07.20 PMby reneebeth

    Bola, I think you’re right. It’s the angle at which the fabric was when you sewed it. I have made a stretchy dress where the sleeve hems sewed up perfectly and then somehow on the lower hem and the neckline they got super wavy and stretched out, and I think it was just the direction of the stretch in the fabric interacting with the sewing. (tension maybe?) Anyway, luckily we all think your wavy hem looks great!

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    Jun 15, 2009, 04.47 PMby bekaem

    This fits so well, how it starts over the belly. and i like the neck-line and the sleeves. Congrats.

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    Jun 15, 2009, 02.39 PMby Galadriel F

    I really like it. You look fabulous.

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    Jun 15, 2009, 02.17 PMby mjb14

    I like how the hem turned out. If you hadnt of said anything I would have thought you had done it on purpose! It looks great and your belly is looking beautiful!

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    Jun 15, 2009, 01.56 PMby bola

    I actually think I know what went wrong with the hem! – it’s cos the hem is curved like the chocolate wrap dress and so effectively the bias edge is affecting it!?

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