Thank you for this challenge! I had been a bit intimidated by the idea of sewing on stretchy fabrics. Would they get out of control? Stretch out of shape? Make me grumpy? Waste my time and money? So I read some tutorials and watched some video and I’m off and running! Here’s my first submission for Sew Stretchy. I think there may be more…
It’s Vogue 1179, a Donna Karan NY design. Quick and easy to make – and I mean quick! The only trick was loosely matching the wavy stripes. This is my kind of pattern matching!
As you can see, it’s not designed as a maxi. But it seemed the perfect dress to lengthen, since it’s basically straight but flows softly from those neckline pleats. The back is a little plain – but not in this fabric! The next time I may leave the collar off so the pleats show more, and make it longer so I can belt it.
I’ve just received another nice little package from Mood… How handy that they offered 20% off all jersey knits just in time for the sew stretchy challenge! And my friends have been asking for this one, so I may start some selfless sewing. Come see me at http://www.adressofmyown.com!