Saturday, February 9, 2013

sometimes you can't make it work

as with this Butterick 5602 view A, pattern.

I had this psychedelic paisley cotton in my stash now for a couple of years & have made sachets with them & thought how lovely a dress would look.

  I also had this tangerine satin crepe that I thought would be fun for the lining.  The black contrast was Ponte de Roma knit so there is total mix of fabrics being used.  I am really trying to use the fabric I already own.  There was quite a bit of hand sewing & the bow pattern instructions did not make any sense to me.

I have used this pattern before to make View C of this dress (chambray denim) which turned out O.K.  Now that I have made 2 dresses I realize that some patterns are not for your body type.....this being one of them.

I have moved on though, continuing with my love for paisley with this pink Silk paisley that I thrifted & am making it work.....into a dress, of course!

sharing my project with:

sew & tell

Sew you later!


Anonymous said...

That fabric is wild! Great dress.

Summer Flies said...

I think, by the fit of the denim one you probably could use a FBA - so do I but I never do one! Seems like too much trouble but I'm going to start soon as I can't bear any more ill fitted dresses! Having said that I think the fabrics are fantastic and I love the zip - can we see it on?