Sassy Stripescomments (6) May 31st, 2009 in gallery
My dress was inspired by one of my favorite designers, Betsey Johnson. I love her fun use of prints and retro details, and I tried to incorporate some of that into this project.
I used the short sundress version of the pattern, made up in a striped stretch twill. I implemented a special layout to make the chevron design with the stripes. I made the front bodice one piece (instead of the overlapping wrap look), and made collar-like bodice flaps in white. Three white buttons adorn the front. The straps are white elastic with a tricot edge, and they cross in the back to give great support. I also changed the length, shortening the pattern by a few inches for a summery look.
I used some special finishing techniques, including Hong Kong seams, a twin-needle stitched hem, and a built-in bra.
I hope my design incorporates all the things I love about Sew Stylish magazine--DIY designer sewing, special techniques, and a fun spirit. I would love to win the contest, particularly because I have been coveting the Wild Ginger software for well over a year!
Pattern or design used: Simplicity 2657
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