Fixing the wonky dress

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I mentioned in a previous post that I wanted to remake this dress. Last time I made it I absolutely loved the dress. But it felt wonky………sort of lop sided. It looked ok but drove me to distraction because it felt funny…..like I’d done something wrong. But I couldn’t work out what it was. I ended up throwing it out.

Finding the right fabric was a bit tricky. It had to be stretch but light. And I wanted a print……preferably a colour, but on the dark side because it is not a particularly flattering style. Black really does not suit me but given the criteria, I wasn’t exactly spoilt for choice so this is what I selected:

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Although it was easier second time around, this is by no means what I would call an easy pattern………..too many tucks that go both ways, depending upon where they sat on the dress. It was very difficult to get them even.

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Anyway, because it required a fair bit of concentration, I got up early and sewed before anyone else woke up…….and I finished it in 4 mornings.

Is this one wonky? happy to say I got the wonk out of this one. Not sure that I love it but it’s definitely a go anywhere, anytime, dress up or down comfortable dress………if that’s any sort of accolade!

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4 thoughts on “Fixing the wonky dress

  1. Thanks Erin…….but I am selfish……..I cringe when I see all the beautiful work you do and give as gifts. After meeting you I vowed I would begin sewing for other people too ie give more.

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