Saturday, 19 July 2014

New Look 6184 - Fitted Sheath Dress


I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it! I loved how it was such a classic, flattering cut which could be used to show off some amazing prints! 

Sherbie wanted to be in the picture too!

This dress was unlined, but I like lining to make the inside finished beautifully and slip on easily.
I used an Italian static-free viscose/poly lining and a black and white rose print cotton poplin for the dress. To line, I simply omitted the facings and cut the dress pieces out of the lining. I always make the lining of a dress first because it is a cheaper fabric and serves as a muslin/toile should I need to alter anything. Luckily this baby fit right out of the packet. I cut a 14.



 Cutting out the lining...





Love that square neckline and the pleats!





 I'm always scared to cut into pretty new fabric!!!






 Narrow hem for vent. This dress didn't really need a vent, but I'm still glad to have it there in case I need to run :p



 Thane came to roll on my dress pieces... clearly there wasn't enough cat hair on there for his liking!









Overly-affectionate cat making my sewing harder...


Using the AMAZING wash-away wonder tape to position my invisible zipper!


 He also helped apply the zipper by chasing after and grabbing the zipper tape! tsk tsk

LOVE my invisible zipper foot!! 


Arm-holes!
 Binding!


Blind hemming goodness!


 All purdy and neat on the inside too!!!


Ta Da! Styled this baby with a hot pink patent belt as I LOVE pink with black and white.



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Alyce xx

Simplicity 1919 - Threads - Pencil Skirt With Flounce


I've always wanted to make a skirt with a flounce back and this seemed like a good choice.




I ended up using a pink suiting fabric very similar to that on the envelope.
I cut a size 16 and it fit well right out of the envelope. Since I don't like facings, I ended up lining the skirt fully and using an invisible zip as I like the inside to be as lovely as the outside!








     Sherbie came to investigate!







 Yay for blind hem foot!


Just as purdy on the inside!!!

And ta da!










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Please feel free to comment and share!

Alyce xox