It's my turn for Shades of Me! I am enjoying the series greatly, so many talented people are participating! My color is black. I knew what I wanted to make right away. My sister used to have a dress that I really liked and hoped that it would be mine one day. Well, she wore it to threads. What's a girl to do? Try to make a replica, of course.a Rafflecopter giveaway
For my pattern I used a night gown, of all things. :) What can I say, I liked the fit. The fabric is jersey that I had in my stash. That's a lot of stripes. It was a stripe matching nightmare. It slipped and stretched and warped, but I put it in its place. Mostly. :)
I added a detail to add visual interest to the otherwise simple dress. It also breaks the vertical stripes and creates an illusion of a slimmer waist. Would you like a tutorial?
I added darts in the back to make it more fitted. Overall I am happy with the final product. It's very me - comfortable, easy to wear and a bit different. Thank you so much Hayley and Celina for letting me participate!
It took me a while to find the right fabric for the inserts. I ended up with the fabric normally used as lining in swim suits. It works well, except it is tiny bit sheer. Doesn't really show much skin, but the undergarments will certainly be visible. I am glad I placed it where I did.
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