I Got Sewl - Summer 2007 Collection
My professional seamstress aunt is hosting a fashion show for her yearly Garden Party in August and invited me to make a few pieces. I don't even have to tell you how psyched I am about this. The theme is "Red, Black & White." I have two models who wear the same size as me, which kinda sucks because I plan on giving them the dresses but now I don't want too!!
Here are my first two pieces:
Pattern Critique: Easy as pie. I studied the previous reviews from PR and new what to expect.
Fabric: Red and black cotton/poly interlock knit
Modifications: I lined the bodice & added an inch to the bodice as recommended by previous sewers. That was good advice except it made the sides of the bodice too baggy. So I decided to add a belt to cinch it in some. That made the dress even cuter! I also decided to drawstring the hem after swooning over this dress by Assorted Notions. The hotness right??
Results: Cute dress! Gives me an excuse to go shopping for some super-hot strappy sandals.
Pattern Critique: super easy. I made a muslin to test the fit. I used the directions for the muslin but for this dress I didnt need them at all.
Fabric: poly silky for the body and cotton/spandex sateen (leftovers from the sailor pants) for the bands
Modifications: Shortened the dress by a few inches and added a couple of inches to the bottom width, I also added a band to the bottom a la the Diane Von Furstenburg dress I love.
Results: Doable! I will be making another one of these in B&W I think I will cinch in the bottom band a bit more to make it more bubbly.
Complete reviews will be added to PR later on. Here's the Flickr Set I started for this project... Stay tuned!