I wondered if any experienced seamstresses out there could give me a hand with this pattern as its driving me crazy!
I wanted to make an evening gown and I found this 'easy' pattern here
I'm not a particularly advanced seamstress myself, but I know the basics and this pattern looked great because it only really has one piece to cut out and sew.
However, I don't know what I'm doing wring, but I just can't seem to follow the instructions properly. I tried to make a practice one on a smaller scale so I could figure out which bits to sew, etc. and I am ending up with something that doesn't even look remotely like a dress...more like a giant handbag, that's all sewn up with nowhere for your head'lags or arms to come through!! And as for the shape...goodness me, what a state!
I know this pattern has two layers (charmeuse and organza), but I'm just doing it with one layer at the moment to keep it less complicated, but I'm not getting it at all, and I'm so frustrated because its so beautiful and its supposed to be easy - I feel like an idiot not being able to follow it
Do you think that its more complex than it seems? Can anyone suggest an easier way to make a similar looking dress? I'd be really really grateful for any tips.
Thank you so much