Monday, September 13, 2010

Dress made.

Finally, the first outfit for my no-clothes project!

It has been a few weeks now since my dressmaking class with Geogria at Tessuti Fabrics in Surry Hills Sydney. The past few weekends have been very hectic, and I was really struggling to find the time to actually sit at my machine and sew.

I finally decided enough was enough, and declared last Saturday as "Craft Day". What did this involve? Asking Jamie (very nicely) to vacate the house for the day; jumping out of bed at 7am to set the place up with both machines and cutting table; inviting my crafting buddy Mill over to keep me company; oh... and a whole lot of sewing!

I began cutting out the dress at 10am and finally had it finished at 5:30pm in time to wear out to dinner with the girls!

I think the fact that I was able to make this dress (that included an invisible zipper and boning) was all due to Georgia's thorough teaching during my lesson with her! Thanks Georgia!!!

I have a feeling that this summer I will be wearing this dress in many different fabrics!

Below are some photos of the finished dress. Sorry they are such bad quality with the lighting but I was just busting to show you all as I am pretty impressed with my result. The fabric looks very grey in these photos, when in real life it is a beautiful caramel white. Oh well.

Standing on our spare bed trying to 'model' the dress!

The back of the dress with the very first invisible zipper I have ever put in!
(Seriously, you NEED the invisible zipper foot if you want to put
on in a garment - it makes it too easy).

Close up of the boned bodice.

And you can have a sneak peak of the inside of the dress.
I love this pattern because the bodice is actually lined
and this makes it look so professionally finished.

Before the last stitch was sewn into this dress, I was already planning what to make next...

Sam xox


  1. Wow! A home run on the first pitch! The dress is beautiful! You did a fabulous job! Can't wait to see what's up next!

  2. Very, very nice, Sam. I think you're a natural dressmaker! Can you come over here and make some things for me to wear?

  3. You did a great job on the dress, Sam! As someone who does alterations, I have to say it fits you very well without being too snug. Kudos!

  4. looks great Sam. I like the pattern there is so much you can do with it. cw

  5. You're so clever hon! Sorry I haven't sent you the photos yet- but yours are better as you can see the whole dress. Can't wait for the next craft day! xoxo

  6. I am SO IMPRESSED!!! Great job. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next!

  7. OH WOW that is awesome! Congrats! So professional :)