reglisse dress and a walking foot
well this dress has been a couple of weeks in the making…
i planned to finish it across a saturday and sunday, but then i got shall we say, rather inebriated two weekends in a row and just didn’t have any sewing energy left in me on the sundays!
i bought the fabric for this while i was in london a couple of weeks ago. it’s the perfect drape for this dress, nice and floaty! although SO see-through, you can see my tattoos through it, cringe!
i bought a walking foot specifically to make this dress with this shiny fabric. i managed to get one from ebay for £29. i really didn’t want to pay £50 direct from janome, so i took a bit of a gamble that it would fit/was real, but all was good and it worked AMAZINGLY.
all my polka dots stayed lined up (which was a good job beacuse it took me ages to pin them all in place!)
the fabric was so delicate that i couldn’t finish the hems with my overlocker foot like i normally do, it crumbled and really stretched out. so i reached for my grandma’s old pinking shears, and pinked away!
my mom said that it looked a bit baggy on the back, so i graded the back seam. i wish i hadn’t a bit though because i think it’s supposed to be looser. never mind, i’ll make it again anyway.
here’s a walking foot shot. i love that thing man.
i struggled with the bias binding on the neckline. i’m not really sure why but i just couldn’t get it to sit right. never mind. it looks so uneven! i’m hoping once it’s had a wash and a proper press that everything will look tidier.
i’m not sure the colour of the fabric suits me, i’m so pale! i’m going on holiday in a week so maybe i’ll get tanned and the dress will look a bit better!
LOOK AT ALL THE FABRIC. YAY CIRCLE! i feel so swishy!
i love the deer and doe patterns. they are so easy to follow and so simple to read, i love the packaging and everything about them.