Several days ago, while I was hobbling around the sewing room, I started what I thought was going to be a brilliant dress idea. I had it sketched out awhile back, and based on the whole print blocking and floral trend, thought I had a good thing going on.
After my color block version of the peplum top which didn’t work out so well for me because of how the princess seams were designed, I decided on a different style of princess seaming which I thought would be more flattering.
Then came Simplicity 1666. PERFECT!
|dress: Michael Kors|
I have described this look as “My Secret Mennonite Life” or “I Didn’t Think it Would Happen but I Have Turned Into My Aunt Della”
It's All Wrong…it’s too big, hideously unflattering and check out the footwear!
So, I took that basting apart, and decided to just make a little black fit and flare dress. With something extra.
I cut a smaller size. I added some pretty checked bias trim (this is prepackaged Wrights bias binding).
How did I do it? I drew my center line and measured a half inch on each side of it, placed little chalk marks all the way down as a guide. I did some measuring for symmetry around the neckline, also. Then I carefully pressed the bias tape down with steam-a-seam. Last step was to top stitch.
Much, much better. Wouldn’t you agree?
I'm still going to try a sheath version of the floral print blocking like the designer dresses above. Maybe next time I'll get it right!