Hi everyone! I’m so excited as this is my first time contributing on The Monthly Stitch (even though I have been following it for months)!
What a stroke of luck this months challenge was all about the insides, as I personally have been working on finishing my seams and trying to get a more professional look with my garments. I had been given many yards of this very sheer fabric, so I thought it was time to put those french seams skills to use.
The pattern I chose was a Butterick ivy + blu pattern #B6021, because the fabric just begged for something flowy. Plus the picture on the envelope kind of looked similar to the materiaI I had, so it was easy to picture. I lined the dress in some simple black lining material.
I finished all seams with french seams. The pattern had some confusing directions on how to sew the straps up with the lining, but I finally figured out that I needed to leave one side of the strap open so the strap and lining could be sewn with one continuous seam. When this was done, I just had one section on each side of the strap that needed to be hand sewn, and I opted for a ladder stitch to hide the stitching. I think it came out pretty seamless (har har)!
The whole thing was finished up with a narrow hem, which as you can imagine with a skirt like this, took FOREVER! But the results are worth all the effort.
And the glory!
Here I am posing in the freezing cold winter we’ve had up in New England. I think this sheer black number is a great contrast to the over 3 feet of snow we’ve had this season! You can read more details about this dress on my blog.
Thanks for reading!