Gertie's etsy shop. Gertie described it as "Shaheeny" and I thought it would make a great sarong dress and also I loved it. I love Shaheen frocks.
I have a mildly fancy frockortunity coming up, so I decided to put this fabric to work.
When I was play-gathering the fabric, the wide bands of darker colour looked a bit too diagonal, so in the end I let the fabric be the star and decided to make a plain sheath dress.
This is New Look 6736, which I've made a couple of times before. I always leave out the neckline notch because I prefer it plain. I put a zip in the mid-back because I only had a 14 inch zip, and I like how the back neckline looks neater that way.
Forgive the wrinkles; I should get a camera remote because running back and forth with a 10 second self-timer doesn't give me enough time to re-smooth. When I walk it doesn't crinkle up like that.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Here it is on Betty Dressup:
I kept the centre back seam in case I needed to shape it more, but I didn't have to. This is a nice, easy pattern, and being New Look, no crazy extra ease.
I constructed all the seams on the overlocker, and coverstitched the hems and neckline using my Coverpro 1000CPX. I love that machine.
Posted by kitty at Sunday, September 15, 2013