Today we have a talented seamstress with us sharing her Party Dress remix...someone you all know and love, Rachel from Nest Full of Eggs. Welcome Rachel....thanks for guest judging for us this week!
Hello Project Run and Play readers! I'm Rachel and I blog at nest full of eggs. I'm so happy to be here to share how I remixed The Party Dress as I'm a huge fan of this silhouette! One of my absolute favorite things to sew is a party dress. They are a super fun way of expressing your creativity. Think of it as a cake and you get to decorate it any way you want to.
Some of the changes I made to Lindsay's pattern/tutorial were... I went monochromic. And I created a narrower sash, downsizing it to the width of the beaded trim that I found.
I sewed a regular dress in size 4, then also a sheer silk overlay in size 5, making a second look possible, adding versatility to my little girl's wardrobe. By creating a sheer silk overlay The Party Dress becomes The 2-in-1 Party Dress. The silk sash with beaded trim can tie around either version of the dress.
Today I'm going to share with you a couple of little details that I added to the sheer silk overlay. Since the tutorial calls for a construction where you need to topstitch around the armholes, I decided to make the finished edges prettier since this is sheer fabric and that means all the seams show, so with machine embroidery I added embroidered topstitching around the armholes and decided to continue this same idea around the neckline as well.
I simply tucked in these fabric flower petals into the skirt band as I was sewing along.
So I actually made the skirt band an encased hem (like a bias bound hem ~ just think of the skirt band as really wide bias tape) and did the topstitching on the skirt band part. I ended up making the skirt band 7 inches wide instead of 5 inches in order for the flower petals to fit.
Isn't is beautiful? And every little girl's dream? Perfect, Rachel. Thanks again.
The linky party to link up for linking up your Party Dress is HERE.