I saw this dress. Loved it. Bought it.
The print rocks my world. It’s the only reason I purchased this. Although, looking at it now, methinks “watermelon” might not be the best color for me. I digress.
My homemade dress form, Minnie, is looking rough… I might have to take care of that soon. Bless her heart.
I cut off the elastic on the sleeves ’cause they make me crazy. And I chopped off another 3 inches. I wanted the bodice to be as fitted as much as this stretchy fabric would allow.
Then, I gathered the waist on the skirt portion that I separated earlier.
If you’re not using a Baby Lock Serger, just crank your left and right needle tensions to 9 (still select longest stitch length). See how the skirt is puckering on the back end of the Serger Presser foot? It’s pretty nifty and way easier than gathering on a Sewing Machine. I did this so the waist band would shrink up and fit into the smaller bodice.
I pinned the bodice and skirt part to each other and sewed them back together on the same Imagine serger.
I did end up shortening the main length of the blouse as well to be more of a tunic. I used a rolled hem on the same serger.
Fall’s been a little wet here… but beautiful, nonetheless! 🙂
Can you see how the rolled hem at the bottom matched the rolled hemming on the collar? I’m pretty stoked it all “goes” together so well.
So, not to sound like “that” girl… I really think my left side is way better than my right. True story.
It’s getting a little cold in the season. I won’t be able to wear this much longer. It’ll definitely be in my rotation again in the Spring time.