Monday, September 26, 2016

Dresses that say..."Hey, look at me"

This makes a statement

I saw this mirror print fabric at the Fabric Store and fell in love with it.
It is a Nicole Miller 94%Polyester and 6% Spandex knit from JoAnn's, but it is sold out.  But there are other Polyester/Spandex knits on their website and in their stores.    click to see
This print is called a mirror print.

The pattern is from McCall's  click to see

Since the dress is semi-fitted, I first made it from muslin using just the front and back.  I used a basting stitch to sew in the darts and then the side seams.
Then I had a friend do the "fitting", adjusting darts and side seams.
The muslin pieces then became my pattern for making the dress.  Have you ever cut out a dress, sewn it together only to find that it doesn't fit?  You may wear a size 8, but when sewing you will need to cut out a 12 or 14.  If you are using an expensive fabric, be sure to make it out of muslin first to avoid disappointment.

The fabric is so stretchy that I did not need to put a zipper up the back.  The dress slips over my head.

Shoes are Louise et Cie and purchased at Dillards
 Click HERE

I also found them on Amazon  in dusk blue click HERE

This dress certainly makes a statement.

"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak"
                                                              Rachel Zoe

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