Wrap dress: tribal if it wants to be

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. 

FABRIC

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. 
PATTERN

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. 

                   

She loved it!!!

                            

Let your talent be your fruit

Making a skirt with this African wax fabric for a client.   

Short sleeve rain coat and hat: Why? Because it’s S/S15

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 

 

Quote of the Day

Just a hint of skin: on trend for S/S15

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.  

   
       

Zipper stash 

I want to master invisible zippers.