Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Retro spring - B6582

This is a great pattern and I used interlined georgette to extend my georgette sewing skills and test this retro dress pattern. The result isn't as formal as I had envisioned, but this version will be a Spring dress. Thank you for your comments about this dress.
 
I made the guts of this dress up on the Sunday at the 3 day sewing retreat and by the time I got home, I had shortened the back darts and undid the front darts on the right of the dress. As the lining is being used as interlining, the front darts were bubbling up, so a bit of unpicking and resewing these darts did the trick.
Did I say that I bought this print from Spotlight for $1.30/m, so I bought 5 metres for some Spring sewing. The lining is orange and this keeps the print colours strong. Below is my pattern pose. What were you thinking?
Then Sharon hemmed two of the dresses for me and so I took another 4" or 10cm off the hem so that this hem suits my height. The kick pleat doesn't exist anymore and I don't need a kick pleat on this dress but I do know how to sew a kick pleat:)

BTW: There's another one in the pipeline...as always.

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