Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Completed Fearless February Outfit


Dress: Vogue 1369 is made using white stretch gabardine fabric and polyester lining purchased from Hancock Fabrics.
 I didn't have stay tape so I used twill tape around the armholes and the neckline. It was a little wide, but I was afraid to cut it.
An invisible zipper was inserted.
10 1/2 inches was added to the dress length.
First, the back doesn't look like the pattern below the zipper.
Next, I was very upset at the ripples below the hips on both sides and decided that I hated stretch gabardine. So I made another dress of ITY knit to go with the jacket and the same thing happened. I was afraid to press both of them because I thought maybe it came from the iron knowing that I don't rub my fabrics with the iron.
Note: After completing the second dress, in the daylight it didn't match the jacket, but it gives me two different style dresses to wear with the white cardigan that was previously made of the same fabric.
Then, I decided that I had no choice but to try pressing and see what happens. It worked on the ITY dress. (I'll show that one) So, I pressed this dress and look at the difference. All ripples are gone, but it made me very nervous about the idea of purchasing stretch gabardine.
Now, let me show you this beautiful dress. I love it, even if I will not wear it without the jacket.
Jacket: Simplicity 1699
Fabric: White stretch gabardine with polyester lining.
An additional 5 1/2 inches was added to the jacket length.
Beads, ribbon, lace applique embellishes the jacket.
The center front has a hook and eye for closure.






All of the ripples/bubbling disappeared after pressing. Thank goodness! I thought the whole outfit was ruined.
 
McCall's 8021 Sleeveless Dress

Fabric: ITY knit
Lining: polyester
I used fusible interfacing for reinforcement as stay tape around the neckline and both armholes.
The neckline was raised 2 1/2 inches and the length was extended by 10 inches.  As I mentioned, it had the bubbling in the back, but they pressed out nicely.

29 comments:

  1. Love the dress and jacket, especially with your personal embellishments.

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  2. Beautiful work and garments. Love the finished look on the jacket. My knits ripple sometimes too. Sometimes I have to lengthen my stitch or use paper under the fabric when I'm sewing. It just depends on the fabric. Good to hear the ironing solved your problem. Happy Sewing!

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    1. Robin thanks for the hints. I worked with the stitch length on my Singer 500 and I thought it was ok, but that may have been the problem. I do have some tear away that I've never tried.

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  3. what a beautiful out fit.. great job.. So proud the ironing fixed the wrinkles in the back..
    Love the jacket pattern. Happy sewing.

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    1. Judy, after cutting this fabric, I realized that there were runs and it came off of the boat. It also has a pinkish tint. After searching the internet I found there is a fabric color that pink white. Now, that boat was labeled white. Sewing has an interesting life of it's own.

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  4. Oh wow. You have to wear this without the jacket when the weather is warmer. You look great.

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    1. I agree, because I just love this pattern. My intentions were to make it without the ruching in the back. While cutting the lining pieces, I realized that she may have used the back lining pieces as her fabric piece.

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  5. Çok şık, bravo! mutlu günlerde giyin. :) Türkiye'den selamlar!

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    1. Thank, I went to your blog and it's interesting!

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  7. Very nice, Dorothy! I like the embellishments as well. Congratulations on finishing your FF garment.

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    1. Thanks L. I still have my garment of the month to complete. I should have used this garment for both, but I really want to complete the next outfit since this is Valentine's month. It's not red, but magenta.

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  8. Beautiful!!!!! You should enter that in the Little White Dress contest here:

    http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingDiscussions/topic/82690

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  9. The details on this outfit are just gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! It was something different and fun.


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  10. Gorgeous!!! I really love the extra details and that you "saved" it when you thought it was heading south. Such a nice outfit!

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    1. Nakisha, it wasn't a good feeling for a couple of days. Now, I'm excited about it.

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  11. Beautiful dress and jacket that looks wonderful on you Dorothy.
    I agree with Tee, you should enter the contest for the Little White Dress!
    Thanks for sharing your talent, this really helps me think outside of the box and put my own spin on my clothes.

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  12. Thanks for the suggestions. There is a dress on there that I have fallen in love with and I feel it is a winner.. She used ponte knit.

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  13. Very nice! I love what you did with the jacket!

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  14. you look ravishing...hard not to love a woman in a hat..hyour outfit is gorgeous too...I am so happy I came across you and your lovely talent..

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