January 23, 2011

This is the dress out of the fabric that I purchased at Home Ec. Workshop in Iowa City. It is a linen cotton blend, made in Japan. I fell in love with the print, and the piece of fabric itself. (I had the strip of fabric lying on my floor for several days, trying to decide if I wanted to cut into it or not. I decided to cut.)

The dress is pretty much the same as the last one. The material is quite a bit stiffer and this changes the shape/drape/fit of the dress.

And there are helicopters, polka dots, checks, and stripes. Maybe a bit too much, but I think that I like it anyways.

Once again, I haven’t hemmed the sleeves. They seem to roll up nicely, and I like the idea of leaving something unfinished!

Now I need a new sewing pattern to try out! Or maybe I need to find some old dresses, and make my own patterns.

3 Responses to “helicopter”

  1. Moni Says:

    Good to see you are also a seamstress along with your other many talents!!
    Just a note that looking at your pattern/fabric layout…I could help you save some fabric if you would like some tricks of the trade.

    • Torrey Says:

      I would love some tips sometime! I had to be careful to make sure that the material was facing the right direction because of the scale of the prints..but I actually changed my layout a little from the picture, and ended up using most of the fabric!

  2. Moni Says:

    Ah, yes, one way print…you are right that is much more challenging and I did not think about that.

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