This is another self drafted pattern using directions from Design it Yourself Clothes. It was actually the easiest pattern I’ve done from that book. It seemed like a few rectangles and I was done whereas with the skirt, shirt, and pants I had to do a lot. It may have helped that I already had most of the measurements that were needed.
Also, I actually machine sewed this. It was not my first time sewing knits on my sewing machine, but this dress was certainly the largest project I’ve done. I used a stretch sewing needle and a stitch that I believe is called an overlock stitch to do my seams. Even the flowers are appliquéd on by machine. I used a twin needle on the hem, but my machine didn’t do a pretty zig-zag on the wrong side. At least it looks neat on the right side though.
It just so happens that this dress fits into this month’s Monthly Stitch Challenge which is “sew stretchy.” I may not participate next month, but this month is bringing out new skills I never knew I had 🙂
Fabric: t-shirts from the pile I nicked from my boyfriend which means this dress is very very comfortable
What I learned: how to use a twin needle, doing machine appliqué is not easy
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