Monday, 30 November 2009

Purple haze - m5464

Last week I worked on 'the dress' using a blue/purple piece that I bought in Melbourne this year. Yes, I did buy more than just one piece of fabric on this trip. Yes, I did buy non-green fabrics too. I hear you. I've also left the denim fabric for another day.

The big difference between this fabric and the toile is that it's much stiffer to handle so a tailored outfit suits the fabric. I also 'needed' to make this piece up before the purple trend disappears. The fabric colour is more blue than purple so I've added ribbon around the neck edge and sleeve hem, to bring this out. Once purple isn't that hot, I can unpick these trims. I did use a large stitch length when I added the trims to the dress.

I came unstuck because the fabric is stiff and it was really tight when I tried it on. Ahh. Since then, I've resewn the seams and it now fits without any visible strangulation lines.
This dress is not lined but I will line it now that I know it fits. The seams are overlocked. The invisible zip works really well. I've also added ribbon on the zip so I can dress myself without needing a helping hand from DH.
By the way, when we have blisteringly hot days at home, I stay in and sew. I've got enough fabric, patterns, zippers and ongoing ideas to keep me going until retirement age.

3 comments:

Gail said...

You've been busy.

velosewer said...

It's the weather. There's nothing else to do when it's hot :)

Sharon said...

Great dress and I like the way you have you used the ribbon. Keep the ideas coming.

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