A Dash of Dazzling

For this month I asked friends to “Boss Me Around”  and vote for the look that they wanted me to sew up. It turned out to be Lekala pattern #4324. I used a novelty quilting fabric from Beverly’s to test the pattern. It’s quite charming with black fashion magazine text in the background and fashion related quotes, surrounded by high heels in the foreground. I usually break up instructions with pictures, but this time I thought I’d try a short video production using imovie. It was fairly simple for me to jump right in and be successful, but I must admit that I’ve always enjoyed the movie making process. Youtube lets you do a bit of editing, allowing you to add copyright free music, and annotations. The music selections were not quite long enough for my video, but it will do for this one.

Anyway, back to this very pretty look! I just love how it turned out. I received several compliments from strangers, while out with my hubby for the photoshoot. The fit is perfect too! I like the method of making the entire front, and the entire back separately, this allows you to quickly make any adjustments to the the sides seams. If you haven’t tried Lekala.co for patterns yet, this would be a perfect one to start with.

Here are a few tips: If you don’t have a serger,  just use a zigzag stitch or pinking sheers to finish your edges. On this particular pattern, I cut facings for the waistband, and installed them, like you would a pillow case border. If you are not sure how to do this, it’s easy to research on the internet. It’s a little tricky to explain. But…. you don’t have to do that part, I just prefer a little more stability there. In the video, you won’t see me include the waistband facing. I wanted to stay true to the pattern instructions. You can visit me at zibergirl.com.

Happy Sewing and thanks for your votes!

12 thoughts on “A Dash of Dazzling

  1. It turned out super cute, I love the fabric and the fit is fantastic. I am also impressed with your movie making. Nicely done.

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  2. What a wonderfully cute dress. I love that fabric, a breath of spring and after a long winter it brightens my day. Can’t wait to give this pattern a try.

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