Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blue silk dress

This project was my first foray into sewing with silk, and I was trying to finish it in time for my work christmas party.  However that didn't quite pan out, but I did finish just in time to find it not fit around my belly anymore (due to baby, not pies)

Overall I'm pleased with the fit, I had to go down a few sizes and the pattern had far to much ease, and then do a full bust adjustment...which in this kind of pattern pretty much just meant to cut the chest patterns out of a larger size.

The way to make sewing with silk easy I've found is to use toilet paper inbetween the seams to stabilise them as I sew, and then it's quick to remove once sewn.

And the fabric?  $9 a metre.  Alannah Hill.  Heart.

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