As always you can see more on my blog. I decided last-minute that I was going to partake in the Franken Indie Pattern contest hosted by the Monthly Stitch (they are celebrating Indie patterns for the month of June). I always need several days, if not weeks to deliberate and fret over any pattern I do, BUT since I’ve made these two dresses before, it should be fairly simple to mesh the two, right???? UPDATE – Missed the deadline, ugh!!! No one to blame, but me. Oh well.
You can see my previous versions of each dress here & here. I’m using the Moneta bodice and Lady Skater skirt to make one garment. The Moneta dress ranges from xs-3x and the Lady Skater ranges from 1-8. I cut a L and a 4 respectively. I added 17 inches to the skirt bottom. I did not do a cut and spread. It seemed to come out fine. I used the Lady Skater skirt pattern manipulation described here. I would have never thought to scale down the skirt in that way by myself. I didn’t refer to the pattern directions because of previous experience with both dresses. I added elastic to the shoulder seams. Also, as you can see, I went with 3/4 length sleeve; sewed them in flat which is my favorite method of sleeve installation.
I straight stitched and then finished all the seams with my serger, WELL, except for the hem. I just let it go. Don’t tell anyone. I picked the poly rayon knit up from Fabric Mart from the clearance bin. I forgot how much, but I wish I’d have purchased more. I love the fact that with this print you can’t tell that there are two pieces. Of course I got to use my new fave item, my twin needle. YAY! This dress is absolutely comfortable, usually when I get home I rip all my clothes off immediately (sorry for the visual) and look for the pjs, but I left my dress on for the odd hour. So nice.
Have you picked up any ideas from the franken pattern contest, that you think you’re going to try in the future? I would like to hear about.
See you soon.