Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Big Reveal!

This is Simplicity 2398, finally.

I made if for my niece. I can't wait for her to come over and try it on so I can hem it. The hem is the last finishing touch.

I have to say I do like the pattern, not so much a fan of the instructions though.  

I made just a few changes.  Instead of a lap zipper, there is an invisible zipper. That meant sewing the back pieces first instead of the bodice pieces.

Sewing instructions should include a tip for using basting tape, greatest invention ever! If you're working with special occasion fabric that has a slippery or silky texture I would highly recommend picking up this tape.

I also didn't care for the way the front skirt A piece was cut into two pieces (a skirt front and a skirt front end) so another change occurred there too.

Sew, on the shopping trip for fabric the one request that I had was that the fabric had enough width to avoid this issue. I was then able to cut the skirt front as one piece.

The pattern instructions suggest a narrow machine hem for the skirt hem. I don't think I'll take that route. I'm thinking about a hand stitched hem with invisible thread.

I do like the colour my niece picked out, she does have great taste. It will match her brown hair and eyes perfectly.

3 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! Your niece will feel as if she's walking the red carpet in such a gorgeous dress.

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  2. What a lovely dress! The detailing on the bodice is especially stunning!

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