These two dresses from the Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 RTW Collection were the inspiration for my design. I was/ am loving both the textiles and and silhouette. So I had to have mine.
So I have finally finished my dress. It only took me a month ( being sarcastic here). I first had to redraft my knit top sloper. For one I have gotten a bit smaller since I perfected my first one last summer and two I needed a lower hip for this dress. Then I took like two weeks off due to the only thing that can get in the way of me and my sewing... FAMILY.
- Self drafted dress
- 8 pattern pieces (front, back, sleeve, neckband, front skirt band, back skirt band, front skirt, back skirt)
- Sleeves are just below elbow
- Dress is ankle length
- Semi fitted design
- This was my own design inspired by Chanel S/S 2014 Collection
For the fabric I used both a cotton knit and a polyester ruffle knit I got here in Riyadh. You can get your own from fabric.com. I had been eyeing this fabric for probably at least a year and I really wanted after seeing MazzyGirl's review. I have at least another meter left I think a simple tee maybe in mines or one of my daughter's near future.
|Cut single layer since I need to match the ruffles on the side.|
|breaking out the good shears|
|I almost pulled a Jennifer Lawarence , ruining my dress with doritos dust.|
|I had to pin and hand sew every seam to keep it from slipping under the machine|
|Matched Side Seams|
|Cotton Knit Band|
Until next time, happy sewing...