Six days count down for the world cup. I really wanted to make a ‘braziliant’ outfit to wear on some of the many parties I’m attending. Stash digging some green satin. No idea where this is from or how much it costed me. I can tell you that I stamped my feet, got a grumpy pout, posted my rant on Instagram and tried to calm myself down with a cuppa when I saw how badly cut this was.
We trust people to cut our fabrics correctly. So much we don’t check it. Since then I still don’t check my purchases.To be honest maybe they just don’t notice in time. Recently Cris and I went to our local fabric store to buy a metre of a snake print for a tank top for Cris next project.
That evening I got a Facebook message from the shop owner saying that she doesn’t know how but she cut the fabric badly. Indeed we would struggle to fit the pattern. The fabric was really ragged. The shop owner asked us to either go back for a new piece cut or she would give Cris a discount. She knew how to get in touch with me but if I wasn’t a regular customers the same situation would have been repeated.
Back to my dress, nothing different from my last one. same size, alterations etc. This was my first version.
All sewn with french seams. Did you know that in Portuguese we call them “english seams”?
One thing I like doing when sewing darts on delicate fabrics is to get a small piece of interfacing and interface the dart points. Besides securing, it doest make the dart look so much better on the outside because it stabilises it. No strange pointy darts here!
The fabric is loud. Like ‘crazily bright’. As always HRH brings his insights comparing my flora to a fairy costume/tinker bell dress.
The baby hem was made by using narrow hemming foot. Andrea share some awesome narrow hem techniques.
Are you watching the world cup? Have you been making our outfit inspired by your team?