The Dress Project – Part 2

It’s finished.

Total cost $59.60 – I had to buy some more thread – although if I use the pattern again, that cost will go down slightly. 🙂

I’m wearing it to work today and getting lots of nice comments. 🙂

So here’s how it turned out in pictures…

It’s not perfect but for my first dress I’m quite happy with it.  It fits really well.

I used that hemming tape – it’s like double sided iron on interfacing – so easy.  And I might go back and use it around the neck line to hold the lining in place.

The pattern (Burda 7854) though a little fiddly was easy to follow and when I was patient enough to baste first and do all the right things I didn’t have to unpick… there was a bit of unpicking!

Anyway now that’s over I have three work dresses in my wardrobe (two to go) and time to follow up on my HASAY exercise which has sadly fallen by the wayside a bit with the birthday and all…

By the way – for all HASAY members who work – I’ve got a great idea to share with you so come back soon!

10 Replies to “The Dress Project – Part 2”

  1. That turned out really well. It’s a lovely dress and the colour is great too. I’m very impressed. Can the pattern be altered at all to produce different looks?

  2. Wow that looks great- the colour is fantastic on you!

    You have obviously (unlike myself) done a lot of sewing in the past it would seem- hope I can get to be as good as you.

  3. Thank you!

    No not taking orders at this time – starting lessons on Thursday.

    I did a bit of sewing in my yoof but not for many years. This is the first thing I’ve sewn “properly” since about 1987! I’ve made a few kids things – you know – elastic on bit of cloth jobbies. 🙂

    River – I think you could – change the colours of the top for example, maybe have a softer material for the skirt or even change it to an A-line.

    As I’m very much sticking to the pattern at the moment though I’d be a little nervous of playing around too much.

  4. Woah, that dress is beautiful! I’m seriously impressed over here, I can barely sew a button. Looks great on you too! Now hit the pavement tonight after work….. GOOOOOOOOOO HASAY!

  5. Casey… arghhh must go for a run!

    Heather… I know! The thing is… I’m not confident to make sleeves!

    Cath… !!!!! Maybe I’ll hit the shops…

    Elisa… or maybe blue. 🙂

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