This is the third piece of outfit I will be sewing and it is for a friend. She couldn't afford a new fabric hence we have used the fabric she had at home before now. This is going to be her Christmas outfit
I don't know if it is just me, I don't really like the fabric print and if she has trusted my judgement we could have sewn a different style that will at least bring out the beauty of the outfits. She has already made up her mind about sewing a shirt dress before coming explaining to me about how she has desired to own a shirt dress for a long time now, I couldn't do otherwise.
I went ahead to cut the fabric, front and back bodice
Been very careful with the front neckline since I am going to be fixing a collar around the neck
I had to fold in the button allowances first before proceeding to cut the neckline .
Otherwise the neckline will become wider than necessary if I went ahead to cut it first. I made a 2.5" by 2" neck width and depth.
As for the collar I am taking my time to check some YouTube video on how to sew a perfect collar. The ones I have made on my dresses before aren't too nice but since the dresses are mine I could manage to wear them like that. This is a friend's cloth and I wouldn't want there to be any mistakes and even if that is unavoidable the mistakes shouldn't be obvious or something to worry about .
Next was the sleeves, been a straight sleeve with an elastic band on the ankle I have no problems with that.
The next part of the dress is a straight cut which I had made here and pleated to the base of the dress
She equally asked me to sew her a belt she could use to pull the waist together for a better fitting and shape, that will be done too. For now my major concern is the collar.
Even after sewing it to this stage I still don't like the dress and the fabric. Not having a button home making machine at home means that I have to that take this to some other fashion designer who have the machine to help me make button holes.
What color of buttons do you think that I should use , Black, green or some fancy transparent button maybe that will enhance the appearance of the fabric and dress.
This is a Christmas dress that will showcase my skills and brand to other people I would appreciate to make some beautiful outfits while sewing free clothes but if this is what she has, I want to work around it as well.
A white background look of the dress
Some cooler version of it with my green grass field compound😆🤗
What do you think about the fabric and dress or am I the only one feeling this way.
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