Now that I've had a little break from sewing, it's time to get on and use some of the fabric my mom gave me. :) The first dress is going to be Simplicity 1755 View B.
I made the muslin awhile back but thought I'd try it on my dressform (and on myself!) :p
I've also had the fabric for awhile. I'm still not sure about the orange, might be too bright. We'll see..
Laying out the pieces, making sure I had enough fabric. I had the exact amount needed.
All the pieces are cut! Now on to my favorite part...putting it all together. :)
This fabric frayed a lot and because of the weave design it would sometimes come out in chunks. Yay for the serger!! *biggrin* The only part I didn't overlock is the pockets because they had a U shape to them. I cut around it with the pinking shears but that did't help too much.
Now as I'm trying the top on, I feel like the fabric is a bit thin. I shake it off and continue on to find I'm at the LINING step of the pattern! All this time, I never realized I needed lining. I found some white lining in my drawer but I really wanted black, so a quick run to the store and I had my lining. *good*
This skirt has so many pleats! I didn't do a good job making the pleats even. Next time I'll lookup and try a different technique.
After putting the top and bottoms together, next was the zipper. It was my first time putting on an invisible zipper. I don't think I did too bad thanks to this invisible zipper tutorial.
I've tried it on and it all fits well, but after putting on the orange collar and sleeve, it's just too bright. I need to find a darker orange. :(
Swung by JoAnns and they didn't have the orange I wanted, but they had a couple shades of red to choose from. I think it will work out ok. :)
Now I have all the contrast pieces cut.
The process for making this slit was interesting. I messed up a couple times, it was hard to understand the instructions.
I was so excited to get it all together that I didn't take anymore pictures until it was finished. :) I didn't think to match the front stripes when I cutout the fabric, but surprised it came out so close.
The back of the dress didn't come out too bad with the zipper and how the lines matched. It did pull in towards the waist.
It fits perfectly and I love it! :p