We went out of town a few weeks ago. I am not a big one for shopping, but I had a few coupons. Without any specific idea, I went into Joanns with my coupon. I came out with a lovely sateen fabric from Lisette. I decided to use it for a new dress.
I headed to BurdaStyle.com and found this pattern. I love it when a pattern works out without too much altering needed.
This is the dress before sleeves. I did not quite have enough fabric to do both of the fluttery sleeve layers.
The fabric was fairly slippery and frayed quite easily. I made sure to do what would have made my 4-H sewing judges happy, finished my seams with a zig-zag stitch. I also decided to try out my rolled-hem foot to do very a very small hem on the sleeves and the skirt edge.
I love it! So cool, comfortable and cute (if I do say so myself).
P.S. I became an aunt again yesterday! Hurray for babies:)