Thursday, 8 May 2014
Okay, so with a little extra effort, I managed to finish the Newspaper Dress that I was working on here. This dress is absolutely AWESOME! I have so much to say about this dress, where do I begin?
Fabric: It's a 100% cotton fabric that my dearest mother in law purchased for me. When I first saw this fabric on www.fabric.com, I fell in love with the print, more specifically the images and the stories. The are cute, funny and are all about sewing and quilting. Once I had the fabric, I couldn't decide - what was I going to make with it? I looked through all of my sewing patterns, and decided on a frankenpattern
Pattern: I used the bodice of the McCall's 6896 top, that I created here and here and the skirt of McCall's 6554 dress that I created here.
I started with a muslin first to ensure that the two patterns would fit together. The fabric is a bit see-through and so I needed to create a lining for the dress. For the lining, I used a mauve satin lining. I originally was only going to line the skirt, but loved the feel of the satin so much, I decided to line the whole dress.
I had to do a FBA to the bodice, shortened the skirt about 1", created 3/4 length sleeves and deepened the neckline by 1/2".