Tag: rose dress

A Last Bit of Hand Stitching

Both dresses are completely finished, including all the hand stitching.  I did both the hem and the sleeve finishing by hand as well as whip stitching the seam allowance on either side of the zippers.  Here are the results:

Squidgy fabric vs. The Serger…or, that’s not where I put those gathers!

The button dress I’ve been working on recently doesn’t have a whole lot of gathering.  Just a slight bit in the back and in the front.  No problem, right?  I’ve been doing this sort of thing for years.  I can handle a few measly gathers.  After sewing the waist seams, I was a little miffed …

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Getting it right…the size, that is.

Well, my plans from the previous post didn’t quite work out as I’d planned.  Even with the modifications I wanted to make, which would help cut back on the amount of fabric needed, I still didn’t have enough yardage. The back up dress idea ended up falling through because the pattern was completely the wrong …

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