Frosting: Slinky Floral Dress

Happy Birthday Monthly Stitchers!   One whole year old.   To celebrate I have sewn a ‘Frosting’ dress, using fabric that I received as part of Kestrel Makes Spring Sewing Swap.   I fell in love with this fabric as soon as I opened the parcel and was looking forward to sewing something up, if a little apprehensive having not sewn with fabric so slippery and slinky as this 100% Polyester Satin.   I therefore chose a fairly simple pattern, the free pattern from Prima magazine from May 2014, after having some advice on the Monthly Stitch facebook page a while ago.   I managed to produce this lovely dress:

It’s not very clear from this picture, but there is shirring under the bust and at the lower back.   I think it looks super sweet in this lovely satin.

I had quite a few trials and tribulations sewing this up which you can read more about in the full post on this dress at my blog.   However, all in all I love this dress and it feels divine to wear, although I have to wear a slip underneath it as it produces static and sticks to my legs.

Happy Cake Month again.

8 thoughts on “Frosting: Slinky Floral Dress

  1. Perfection – from fabric choice to pattern choice. Well done with the shirring – I’m inspired to try again as my last long ago attemtp saw uneven shirrs (is that a word?!!)

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    • Awww thanks. I’ve done quite a few projects with shirring and all have come out fine. If u steam the stitches after sewing the elastic all shrinks up and shirring becomes even I think 🙂

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  2. Isn’t it wonderful when we challenge ourselves to sew something that we wouldn’t normally sew? We learn so much! Your frosting dress is really super cute and flattering. I’d make another one if I were you. 🙂

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