I am still perfecting the wrap dress. This one is a game changer.
Cobalt blue fabric from Mood Found here
And the African Wax fabric I had in my stash. Nice to know a seamstress that throws away their scraps. Lol
I used the same Butterick Pattern from my last post for the bodice.
I self drafted the bottom.
Here’s a tip: just clip where darts should be , then try on the garment before sewing. This made such a huge difference with the fit.
I am sew Happy.
I made this wrap dress although I’m still perfecting the fit. I decreased the shoulder by one inch. I still think it needs another 1 inch reduction. But this was much better.
The fabric I got from JoAnns. It reminded me of a tribal print but it really wasn’t. Lol. I think it was a little bright so I dared to wear the wrong side. Also, I mixed it up a little by using the bright side for the arms and the belt. It was barely noticeable. And I love it.
Have you experimented with fabric wearing the right or wrong side? Or, have you done any other fabric manipulation…please share.
I used the bodice of this butterick 5030 pattern.
I self drafted the wrapped bottom. I like how the drape turned out.
I was going to leave out the belt and use one of my own. However I needed the belt to close the dress. Lol
So now I have options!!!!!!!
Oh guess what I used a Grommet Kit to make the hole for the belt and it worked out great.
Making a skirt with this African wax fabric for a client.
This coat was made with This Burda Bell Coat.
The Material was a gamble that I got from Mood which is unfortunately sold out.
And the following alterations.
I CUT THE SLEEVES OFF.
I ADDED TOP STICHING TO SLEEVES BODY OF THE COAT.
ADDED A COLLAR
This fabric frays super easy so I serged all the pieces.
I’m a beginner so I still keep the patterns with the cut material.
See the fray.
I love this entry level serger by brother.
I still pin. I’m obsessed with well approximated ends.
Sewing starts at the cutting table.
A dress form comes in handy when you are trying alterations.
This is the back
OMG I DRAPED THIS COLAR AND LOVED IT SO MUCH. I ADDED PINS AND SEWED IT.
WHOOOO HOOOO I LOVE MY LOGO
I ALSO ADDED A RAIN HAT. I CANT WAIT FOR IT TO RAIN
This outfit was challenging and fun all at the same time.
No pattern self drafted, well the top was from v8815 that I reshaped the neck and back.
Eyelet was fun to work with.
Leather was fun just go very very slow. Use Nylon or ulpostery thread. I had to piece some together which created a design element.