Monday, February 25, 2008

Speaking of Wicked...

I found a very good use for some of the green striped fabric! I took my Wicked shirt, which I have had for quite a while, trimmed it down some, cut the neckline more, and did a nice, clean binding.


I'm rather pleased with the clean finish on the neck, even though the shoulder shape turned out a little bit wonky. I think I'm getting better...

Saving the best for last: I made this pretty little dress out of polka dotted jersey knit. I didn't use a pattern. Instead, I just made a fitted top and a pleated rectangle skirt, attatched the two, made a casing on top for the ribbon straps, added a ruffle on the bottom, and serged and unfinished edges. (I love that machine!!) Voila!

(Note that I avoid looking at the camera: I was tired and yucky after several hours straight sewing.) I'm very pleased with how it turned out! I had originally planned on making it more flapper-styled, but I got the shape wrong on the top. Anyway, as my mom pointed out, jersey-knit wouldn't make the best flapper dress anyway. I don't really have any place to wear it to, so this baby's getting sold. I hope so, anyway!
That's all for now, but I'm going to get my act together and make something right now. :)

1 comment:

  1. I am so going to shop at your store. That dress is awesome. Ok, I'm done bugging you now! ~Dana


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