Sunday, June 6, 2010

Coffee Date Dress with a collar

So I made The Selfish Seamstress's Coffee Date dress but added a collar instead of the frill she uses. It's an easy pattern and it was a confidence project because I've been screwing up a lot of my projects lately - don't ask what happened to the red stripy project, it will never be mentioned again. I'm trying to make these projects skill builders and I've realised that I have serious zip issues - why can I never get time to match? I even refrained from sewing the back seam until I had sewed the zip so that I could line it up and it was perfect... but then BAM! not perfect and I don't know why!!! Frustrating to say the least, but something else I need to work on. Anyway here was the result:

I fixed that old necklace too which has been one of those things I've been meaning to do for ages.

And I was very happy that I didn't stuff up because I was running out of thread quickly.

Thanks Selfish Seamstress for the great and easy pattern and the inspiration!

xx j.


Veronica Darling... said...

What kind of material is it? Looks nice for winter!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Dress. I really like the detailing.