Mer has been dreaming up dresses lately. We decided that if we were going to get good at making dresses we like we better start practicing. She designs them and I sew them up. Someday I hope she'll have a little more interest in sewing but for now it's fun to try to recreate her visions.
This is just a "muslin". It was our practice dress to make sure we got everything right before cutting into this pretty Ponte de Roma from Girl Charlee.
It still needs a little tweaking. We used the top of this dress...
and bottom of this one as the inspiration for the pattern,
The fabric is Laguna Cotton Stretch Jersey from Robert Kaufman. It made one super comfortable dress. I wish it fit me. I might have to size it up and make a maternity version of this. :)
I do have one request...will someone PLEASE tell me how to hem with a double needle so the fabric doesn't bump out between the stitch lines.
Stay tuned for the next version.