Last week I was out fabric shopping and found this gorgeous stretch lace! I immediately fell in love and although it doesn't really scream Autumn, how could I resist?
I had this pattern laying around from the summer and it's an old favourite. I had a tank top that fit me really well and I just traced it out on tissue paper and extended the length to make it a dress pattern. It's a really simple process and I will write a future post explaining exactly how it's done.
This dress was made using my Singer ProFinish Serger and my Singer Fashion Mate Sewing Machine. I sewed the lace and the lining as one with this dress as I find I get a much better result.
Here is the final product!
I added a chunky crochet scarf and a belt in an attempt to make this more fall appropriate. Who says you can't wear white after labour day?
The Lace was $6.65
White knit lining was $4.50
This dress took me about 40 minutes from start to finish and the final cost of the dress was $11.15
This was such a fun little project to do and a great learning experience. I had never made a tie before so to get started I actually took apart one of my husbands old ties (much to his disappointment :/ ) to see how they are made. Ties are not to complicated and it's great practice for hand sewing. I used the pieces of that tie as a pattern and some left over cream satin from a dress for the main fabric.
I think it took me about 6 tries and a google search to figure out how to manage that neat little corner at the point. Turns out I was making it harder on myself than it needed to be. This might be weird but I am extremely satisfied in how that little corner looks :). The whole project around took an hour and a half to finish and most of that was hand sewing the long seam. I'm really pleased with how professional the finished product looked!