Hello fellow Sewists! How are we all? I’m getting into the festive spirit by making myself a new Christmas Dress!
I chose Size Large based upon my measurements and thankfully with this PDF pattern it was layered so i could ‘turn off’ the different sizes i didn’t need and only print the size i wanted. The only adjustment i made was to shorten the Skirt pieces by 1″ but everything was ah ok like last time i made the pattern. For some reason i decided to make version 2 of short sleeves instead of version 3 of three quarter but it still works great with wearing a cardigan on top.
This was delivered in a couple of days from ordering online to being delivered and of course i got straight into the washing machine at 30 degree wash. It’s made of 96% Polyester 4% Elastane, so a good stretch. This fabric is ideal to make T-shirts and Dresses out from and when stretched doesn’t become see through!
With all thin jerseys my Mr Singer aka Quantum Stylist 9960 does like to eat this fabric even with endless amounts of adjustments of stitches, different feet etc. So outcome Mrs Singer aka 14SH754 Overlocker. I set my dials to 5 for all 4 threads and tested the stitch on a scrap of the same fabric to make sure i got the tensions right and voila ah ok. Yes i had two machines on the go and the laptop with the instructions!
I used Mr Singer for the Twin Needle Hem of the neckline, where i folded the hem twice as i found last time it was gaping and folding it twice solved that issue. I tested the stitch length on a scrap piece again. I used the twin needle to hem the sleeves and skirt also.
Who doesn’t love a dress with pockets! In-seam pockets are a breeze to put in.
I really love this bit, using clear elastic for gathering! I made sure there was a length of the elastic at the edge of the fabric so i could keep it taught whilst i started to sew and then kept it taught at the other end whilst sewn in place.
Then on to attach the bodice to the skirt and then hem!
Here is my Festive dress!
A few close up of the fab details it has, who doesn’t love putting in a Kylie and the Machine label
Of course moi modelling said Dress! It’s so comfy and it definitely comes into the Secret PJ club! I have received so many compliments of this dress, this print is so cute!
I was kindly gifted this fabric from Fabric Styles in exchange of a Blog Post where i chose what fabric and what to make with it.