Thursday, January 26, 2012
With the hot weather we've been having lately I've been wearing a simple cotton shirred dress I got ages ago at Kmart - it has a hole in it and is too short but it's the coolest dress I have. So I figured I would make a nice simple dress for hot weather.
I got this cotton satin at the same time I got this and this from the Spotlight clearance table (I do buy fabric elsewhere too, lol, but I can never resist nice fabric marked down to $2 and $3 a metre!)
This a size 20 with a 1" FBA and 4" added to the back for shirring.
My princess seams have been rippling lately at the very top of the seam - I finally figured that while I've been doing a FBA, I haven't been dropping the bust line, so this time I dropped it by about an inch. I still have the rippling, not as bad, so I'm not sure now if it's from the bias edge of the side front panel, or if I need to take it in very slightly at the very top.
I shirred the back again (even though there's heaps of tutorials online, would anyone be interested in how I do it?)
I used the pockets out of S2588
Most of my RTW strapless dresses/tops have a line of elastic around the front to help keep them up, so I sewed a channel and threaded some through - it does make it feel more secure!
I like this pattern - it sewed up so quickly!
I'm wearing this today for an Australia Day BBQ with a cardigan over the top (my Dad doesn't like tattoo's so I cover up when we go around there!) So Happy Australia Day to all the Aussies out there!