please don’t mind my lack of capitalization or the usual blogger exclamation marks. my cap button is broken and i need to buy a new keyboard…… writing without any exclamation points is weird. insert exclamation point here…….
so on to this little white linen dress.it was made from some white linen and trim from my stash and we took the photos on our san felipe road trip last week. keeping it clean while camping was abit of a challenge. i hung it up in my car with another top covering it to keep it clean.I used a pattern from my new Japanese pattern book that’s translated into English.
it’s called sewing for your girls…there are some simple patterns like this one, but there are also some harder ones and i’d like to try the smocked dress. i’ve always wanted to learn smocking .
the dress fit her string bean frame perfectly. the sizes of the patterns start at about a size us 4. i sewed a 110. about a 5.i added a full cotton lining because the dress was a little see through. the neckline is finished with bias tape. one piece of advice when sewing an a line dress or skirt, is to let it sit on the hanger or form for a day or two. because when the side seams fall on the bias, they will droop out of shape at the sides, becoming too long. above is what the side seams looked like on my dress before i trimmed them down to be balanced. i use a measuring stick and measure from the floor. the side seams were about two inches too long because they had stretched out.this is the little dress before i noticed the bias side seams had stretched out too long. it just looked out of balance so i measured from the floor up to the hem with my yardstick. this has happened to me a few times before. can you notice how it’s a little longer on the side seams? that’s not a problem with the pattern. not all fabrics will stretch that much on the bias, but still it’s a good idea to let it sit a day before hemming.