Remember when I posted about this fabric from the designer Milly? I've been in love with the dress that is made out of it and made my own version. I used Simplicity 2444 again, but this time without the sleeves and collar. The fabric is a silk crepe and has a lovely flow. I added a grosgrain ribbon at the waist by sewing it to the back seam before inserting the zipper.
My favorite part about this dress is the lining. I used an article from Threads, "A shortcut to Great Linings". To make a quick and easy lining that looks professional. I cut the facings out of the silk bug fabric and then a lining in cotton from the pattern from the dress. Then I sewed the facings to the lining, and then the lining to the dress. The tricky part is turning it inside out and underlining it, but I finally figured it out. I will definitely be doing this technique again.
I loved making my own version of a $400 dress, and I only spent $45! This pattern is very quick and easy. I also made a size smaller than I did in January because I've been losing weight, yay!
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