This was a fun top to make. I had this fabric forever and never could find the best pattern. Well the two finally met and this is the results. Hope you enjoy!
The dress in not quite done yet. I have neck, arms and hem to complete. Using the muslin made a big difference in fit and style decisions. The fabric is fabulous!
I might do a small cap sleeve – not sure yet.
After many, many years of sewing, I have discovered a new love of making a muslin first. This is a great way to get the feel of the pattern, make adjustments as you go all before toughing the fashion fabric. I also helps a lot if I am between two choices of fabric.
The pattern is Vogue 8871 and the beautiful fabric from Mood is Digital Print Poly/Neoprene Blue/White/ Floral.
I decided that I would really focus on pattern manipulations and garment fit so I am taking classes over the next few weeks to perfect this skill.
So I expect to create even better fitting and looking garments.
This is Pamela’s Pattern #115 – Softly Pleated Dress. This was a joy to make. The dress has lovely pleats at the waist . The pattern has quite a few selections of sleeves and necklines so the possibilities are really almost endless. The fabric is a drapey knit that was a breeze to sew. The fabric was purchased at Steve’s Sewing & Vacuum in King of Prussia, PA. I already have plans to make another dress with this pattern. Spring is on the way….soon!
Softly Pleated Dress:
Pattern: Pamela’s Pattern #115 Softly Pleated Dress
Fabric: Black/White knit from Steve’s Sewing and Vacuum, King of Prussia, PA
Color Block Dress
Pattern: Pamela’s Patterns #116 Classic T Shirt Dress
Fabric: Blue ponte knit and color block floral from Mood Fabrics, NYC