Dress: made by myself
Firstly I must apologize for the quality of the photos. Sorry a bit blurry x
Determined to use the fabrics that have been folded away in my cupboard for months/years I once again set myself another sewing project. I had bought a few patterns a while back and decided to peel open one of them.
The one thing that is slightly annoying about working from bought patterns is the size guide. You follow the guide but every time the garment turns out too big. A dwarf at 5"2 I understand I will always have to shorten clothes but I have learnt to tweak along the way, otherwise I end up making a tent for myself. This dress was no exception. Note to self :ignore size chart in future. I am happy with the results but being a perfectionist I will probably make another with a fabric that falls better and doesn't crease as much as this one. Maybe a crepe dress with chiffon overlay in black or midnight blue. This dress had way too many steps and was a little complex to do a tutorial so have only posted a few photos of how I made it.
At this point I had pleated the 2nd layer and tacked to the base layer of the dress.
I sewed in a centered zip to the side seam.
I faced the armholes to conceal raw edges.
This was the the neck piece and my favorite part of the dress. It has 3 layers to it and the base layer goes in a different direction.
I attached the neck piece to the dress.
Lastly I hemmed the dress and the pleated layer.