Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My New Kaffe Fassett Dress!

As promised, here is my finished dress. Okay, it's not quite finished - I still have to hem it.
Excuse my bare feet and mussed hair!

I had just about given up on garment sewing. I never liked the final fit. Or the piece looked too 'homemade.' It just seemed to be a waste of time and money.

But I have to say, I LOVE this dress! The fit is perfect - I made a size L. By the way, this is a Vogue pattern, V9112. I plan to hem it by the end of the week. I could even wear it in the Fall with a navy cardigan. I think my favorite part is the collar. The only unfortunate thing is the fabric placement, with that big circle right in the middle like a bullseye - hahahahah!

I did make one change in the pattern. I noticed that the backside of the fabric would show on the inside of the collar. For many fabrics (batiks, knits) this wouldn't matter, but for this Kaffe Fassett fabric I knew it would. So I cut out 2 collars and sewed them together (right sides together) and then continued on with the pattern. This worked beautifully.

Last night my fingers were itching to do something while TV watching - so I finally began hand stitching the binding on I'm A Farmer's Daughter. Hope to finish in the next day or two...

Enjoy your day!


  1. It looks great! I,love that color too. Does the latter have sleeves also?

  2. So much for proof reading, I love the collar!

  3. I don't think anyone else but a sewist would notice the "bulleye". I think your dress is fabulous!

  4. The dress is adorable on you!!!! How perfect!

  5. I love it! If I sewed clothes I would have to make one! Looks great on you! Orange is my favorite color. I even like the bullseye flower!