Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy New Year!

I ended 2015 with another self drafted tutu for my daughter.  

 
I underlined the skirt with faux-leather knit and added several layers of mesh to make it "big" 

Fast forward a couple of days... I started my new year with Simplicity 1276.  I used stash Scuba Knit and Ponte Knit in the construction of this dress.

I didn't like the shiny side of the Scuba knit against the dull Ponte so I cut it inside out and I love it! 

The pattern called for a lining, but my fabric is so thick that I didn't see a need for it.  Since I didn't attach a lining, I turned the neckline seam down in and finished it with a blind stitch. 

 
I continued the color-blocking effect with a blue zipper.
 
 

The  finished dress without the pins 
 

 
Happy New Sewing Year!