Friday, April 6

Success for the Dress

I finished my Yansi Fugel knock-off! from April 4, 2007


Needless to say, I'm a happy camper. I did have a bit of "trauma" during creation. First, out of total desperation I traveled to TWO JoAnn stores to find a jersey type knit. They had some bogus 100% polyester jersey that was $12.99/yard: Hell to the naw! for that. So I settled on some cotton/poly/spandex interlock in a pretty sky blue.

Got it home and started the cut late last night and came to find out that the fabric was totally flawed, it had pilling and runs (like stockings)!!!!

I so did not see this yesterday in the store, during selection and cutting. I was extremely upset, but again, desperate so I cut around the crappiness because I luckily I had extra yardage. I am totally through with JoAnn's fabrics, the quality just sucks, although I did receive excellent service yesterday at both stores, I'll stick to their notions and pattern sales and just travel to Hancock or shop online for fabric.

Anywayz, the construction went pretty much like the KS3408 dress so it was a breeze. My only complaint is the fabric.

7 comments:

christina said...

Your dress looks awesome - I think you'll get a lot of wear out of it. Thanks for showing how you combined the patterns to get the kimono sleeves.

Terri K said...

WOW, you did a great job of morphing the two patterns. Thanks for introducing me to Yansi Fugel - great styles. That's terrible about the fabric from JoAnns. I quit buying fabric from them. You should love the bamboo knit - check out EricaB's great Donna Karan dress in it. There is a lot of shrinkage in the length when you wash it though - about 20% and it's residual. See the posts on Stitcher's Guild for that topic.

Susan said...

Beutiful dress! I love that color, too. Great job.

narcissaqtpie said...

Thanks for the encouragement and that tip!

Mary T said...

That dress looks fabulous on you. I also like your living room too!

cidell said...

I bought that jersey from Joann's because I was desperate. Then I went to NYC and found it for $5 a yard. Grrrrr.

I like A Fabric Place on Falls Rd. Prices are a little high but they could not be more helpful.

narcissaqtpie said...

Thanks MaryT and Cidell! I'm gonna have to get over to A Fabric Place and check it out...