Finally, the first outfit for my no-clothes project!
It has been a few weeks now since my dressmaking class with Geogria at Tessuti Fabrics in Surry Hills Sydney. The past few weekends have been very hectic, and I was really struggling to find the time to actually sit at my machine and sew.
I finally decided enough was enough, and declared last Saturday as "Craft Day". What did this involve? Asking Jamie (very nicely) to vacate the house for the day; jumping out of bed at 7am to set the place up with both machines and cutting table; inviting my crafting buddy Mill over to keep me company; oh... and a whole lot of sewing!
I began cutting out the dress at 10am and finally had it finished at 5:30pm in time to wear out to dinner with the girls!
I think the fact that I was able to make this dress (that included an invisible zipper and boning) was all due to Georgia's thorough teaching during my lesson with her! Thanks Georgia!!!
I have a feeling that this summer I will be wearing this dress in many different fabrics!
Below are some photos of the finished dress. Sorry they are such bad quality with the lighting but I was just busting to show you all as I am pretty impressed with my result. The fabric looks very grey in these photos, when in real life it is a beautiful caramel white. Oh well.
The back of the dress with the very first invisible zipper I have ever put in!
(Seriously, you NEED the invisible zipper foot if you want to put
on in a garment - it makes it too easy).
Close up of the boned bodice.