April 18, 2007

Black Dress Update

URG! I mistakenly chose the WORST fabric to make this dress out of. It's fraying like mad, and melts if I come near it with the iron. With a better fabric, though I think it would make a very cute dress.

So....for anyone else attempting Simplicity 3877 - chose your fabric wisely, I recommend a medium weight cotton with a little stretch, with no obvious nap. The pattern is pretty simple with the exception of the sleeves - I need to learn what EASE means, the sleeves went in okay, but only because the fabric has some give. Also - the pattern doesn't really give you options about the seams, unless you have a serger - you have to roll hem them, or cover them with bias tape? Or use a no-fray fabric?

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