Today I am one of the stops on the Shades Of Me Sewing Series.
As you can see I chose the color blue. I found this beautiful cable knit fabric from Girl Charlee to work with. I just searched their site and could not find it anywhere…darn! This fabric is so comfy! It is a medium weight fabric but needs to be lined if you are going to wear it as a dress. It will be fine as a sweater as long as it is going to be layered over a shirt.
I cut apart an old hooded sweatshirt to use as a template. I have been doing this a lot lately. Instead of throwing out my worn-out or stained clothes I just cut them up and use them as a template. That way I have a pattern that I know will fit me. It is hard finding the right patterns to fit my body sometimes. I am still debating on the length so you may notice that I just serged the edges of the bottom until I decide. I’m just not sure if I want it to be a dress, a tunic or a hooded sweater. Any thoughts? I made the leggings out of a knit nightgown that I found at Walmart. It just happened to be the perfect fabric. I simply used a pair of my favorite leggings as the template.The infinity scarf was made from the same white knit fabric that I lined my dress with. The hat is not handmade. It is from The North Face. It just happened to match perfectly, plus I needed it too keep warm. It was about 10 when I was taking these pictures of myself.I am really excited about this little dress because it is the first garment that I actually used my overlock machine for the whole entire thing. It is amazing how fast it is to make a garment when you can sew and serge it in one stitch. Plus it just looks so much better. It’s a shame it took me this long to figure out how to use it! It really does take garment making to a whole new level.
A little peek at the hood and the back of the dress.
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