Thursday, January 24, 2013

The goddess

I cut it, I pinned it, and I basted it and it was really worth the effort, you need to pin it to put "things in their proper places" then you should baste it to keep them there while sewing otherwise you might end up with a bundle of mess on the backside of the dress' cos there are darts that overlap.

 Serging the necklines and hemline is a good place to start. This was a fun pattern to put together, the pieces matched

 You can see a glimpse of our little chihuahua in my daughters arms in one of the pics. Me I'm a German Shepherd dog kind of gal but this little bundle of love just stole my heart the minute I laid my eyes on her. She's the headmistress in our household, she has five cats to keep in order and believe me she's doing a good job. Ok, ok !!! I admit ,bring me an elepfant and I'd prolly find a way to keep her/him too.

The fabric was from a bin that said cotton jersey but it feels more like rayon/viscose, I used the serger to sew after basting and then connected the front and back with SM using a narrow zigzag stitch which is BTW what I prefer to use when sewing stretchy stuff like this, you get to open the SA's and it kind of gives that flowing feel to the SA's better than just sewing them together with a serger, of course there is nothing "flowy" in these SA's.


















7 comments:

Jean said...

Fantastic dress! The color is great too (as is the little dog)! It looks like an easy dress to wear, yet very stylish at the same time.

Sue said...

Wow!

AllisonC said...

Goddess is the perfect name for this dress, it looks amazing on your daughter.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

This is awesome! I love the 20s vibe.

G said...

Lovely! I like mine belted too. You should give it a try!

Don Pezzano said...

Excellent dress and the colour is just lovely!

Nikki Benz said...

We have large amount of corsets for sale. Every year, as Valentines day approaches, people scramble left, right and center to secure that perfect gift for their loved ones and regularly have no idea where to start, what to buy, what not to offend him or her with and how to make the right statement without seeming too over the top. in this type of situation being with us cause we have corsets for sale.....