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!

6 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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