I've been meaning to share this dress with you since all the way back in March...but taking selfies without a timer wasn't going to work.
So finally here it is...and about time....
especially when this has got a lot of wear in that time.
made with a stretch lace over a pink knit, it is sooo comfy....
and there's no ironing required! (One of my least favourite chores!)
I thought it might be difficult sewing with the flimsy lace, but by sewing it together with the underlay knit it worked really well, and was alot easier to handle.
Before I started with this dress I made the T shirt below, using the basic tshirt from Sew U Home Stretch as my starting pattern.
I modified the neckline shape and adjusted the sleeves to match one of my favourite T shirts
This also gets alot of wear, and it only cost me $1.
The fabric was a great opshop find on my trip to Matakana last year.
I also learnt a neat trick with the neckline,
and I'm stoked with how it turned out.
By using 1/4" elastic to stabilise the neckline, you zig zag stitch the elastic along the neck edge on the wrong side without stretching the elastic and then you turn it over to the wrong side, and using a long length straight stitch you stitch the neckline down.
For my dress I used the same pattern for the top half and a drafted 1/2 circle skirt for the bottom
And of course whenever Mike's behind the camera, he never ceases to make me crack up
Joining in with other creatives at Leonies
and Show and Tell