I am very pleased with the results, the dress fits, and I had a lot of fun making it. Thank you Kay! Because I'm a novice, I did get a little confused while putting in the invisible zipper. I have never put in any kind of zipper before. Even though I felt a little lost, I must have done okay because it looks great (as much as an "invisible" zipper can). This next picture shows one of my favorite parts. It's the inside of the bodice, and I love it because the edge looks so neat and clean and tidy unlike any other sewing I have done previously. Maybe you shouldn't look too closely, you'll see I can't sew a straight line very well! I will definitely make more clothes from Sew Serendipity, and highly recommend the book, even for beginners.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sewing Challenge Finale
I have been sewing like crazy during every spare moment to finish what I have come to think of as THE DRESS. Just a short time ago I "met" the lovely Carolina through blogging and quickly discovered I had found a kindred spirit. We both want to learn how to sew, and decided to make the same dress and blog about it. We chose a tunic dress from the book Sew Serendipity by Kay Whitt. I have sewn a few craft items but never a garment. I made several attempts, but never finished anything because even with the "easy" patterns I always encountered BIG problems. Not so with Kay's instructions, I was able to make her tunic dress without any difficulty. So without further ado, here is the first dress I have ever made. Tada!