My last project was literally made out of an old lady tablecloth, but this one kinda looks like it was made out of one too. I made this wrap dress with some thrifted fabric but unfortunately it didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted. I’m thinking I might try again with my tried and true pattern, Lisette 1419, seen here and here. The fit and style of that dress is my favorite I’ve ever sewn!
The pattern I used doesn’t fit me well and I am still new at making adjustments. I took in what felt like tons of fabric by making extra darts but it was still too large in the chest. I read about making bust adjustments and took in a ton of fabric but the neckline still would not lay flat!
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My new machine is cranking out projects. I love experimenting with all of the features including making my first buttonholes. This dress calls for one button hole and my new machine made it perfectly! I have honestly never done a project that included buttonholes and man have I been missing out. My new Bernette makes it so easy! I have barely scratched the surface of things this machine can do, but for this project I tried out buttonholes.
McCall’s 7185 also includes a slimmer fitting wrap dress in the pattern that I might try, if I can get the chest adjusted to my size. The three quarter length sleeve option would be cuter and make a fabric like this look less old lady like, but hey I do love old lady things.
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Thrifting fabric is the best way for me to keep sewing on a budget! I got close to 9 yards of this fabric for $10! Yep $10 total. Someone was selling their stash at a yard sale a few years ago and I have been holding on to it since.
Although it didn’t turn out how I was expecting (not every project can be a total score!) it was a learning experience. Tell me your sewing fails below!