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!