Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Dark blue buttons

Thank you for the comments. The dark blue buttons won, so 9 button holes and 9 buttons sewn on later, the shirtmaker dress is finished. Even though this has taken a while (three months) in between study, rugby and family commitments, I will make this again. I never thought rugby would ever impact my sewing.
 Here's a list of what I did to this toile.
- normal seams and turned over edges, like I was first taught at school,
- lining front and back using a combination of chiffon and poplin. I ran out of the chiffon because this was a last minute decision to go from toile to wearable toile
- blue and white ribbon tape with white border on collar stay and sleeve hem
- 9 x 13mm shank buttons. I did buy a spare button.
- hand stitched front tab, inside collar and buttons.

- roll shoulder adjustment
- sway back adjustment
- dropped bust point by 3cm (age/gravity)
The back bodice looks messy because this fabric is as stiff as tissue paper. When I make this dress again, I'll use fabric with some drape to it. Then I will also taper the hem so that it sits closer to my body.

7 comments:

Janine said...

your finished dress looks great .

Dilliander said...

Looked great before, even better on! Its such a beautiful colour and the sheer fabric over the lining is lovely.

MushyWear said...

I love this style of dress and the beautiful blue color you chose to make it out of. The dark blue buttons look perfect on it.

Sharon said...

Great looking dress and your version doesn't look as full as mine, is it the fabric or did you take some of the width out of it?

Carolyn said...

Looks really great, and very clever of you to use sheer fabric over a lining! A lovely colour too!
(and thank you so much for your comment on my blog too)

Aminat said...

Love your dress, especially the fabric. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I am getting back gradually, I will be posting the pants am working on over the weekend, the mojo just left without any notice...lol.The weather has been so great here, we are looking forward to snow this weekend.

Joy said...

I love this style of dress too; it looks great on you.

I'm laughing about your comment on rugby affecting your sewing. I wonder if sewing will ever affect rugby? Sewing may become fantastically popular someday...

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