i really want to make this dress... I need a new dress for this thing in mid-April. Do you think I'll have enough time?
Lol. Don't know if it's a stupid question... how long do you think it would take the average person to make? I'm not asking because I'm lazy (which I am), but I have no sewing skills whatsoever. I mean, I sew ribbons onto my pointe shoes and have made some felt dolls but that's all hand-sewing.
My mom has taken some sewing classes and she did make a couple of dresses for me back when I was in middle school. I told her this afternoon that I wanted to make this dress and her reply was "dresses are not easy to make". Well, that and the fact that I have an attention span of a two year old. Seriously. I have two bags of flat marbles for when I was going to make marble magnets (I made a complete total of one), several bolts of yarn for my knitting phase (it took me 9 months to finish a scarf because I was too lazy to knit more than just a few rows at a time) and a bag full of felt for my felt toys phase.
So I have a feeling that I'll end up giving up before too long. I do want to try it, though, because sometimes the satisfaction in making something (even if it doesn't turn out the way you want) is good enough.
Question - would it be possible to NOT have a zipper? Maybe use some fabric with stretchiness or have like a ribbon tie? Again, I have no sewing skills so I don't even know if it would be possible... Maybe I'll go the lazy route and use velcro
And also, is there a specific type of fabric that this dress would work well on? I was thinking of a knit type fabric (I don't know what it's called, but it's like t-shirt material in stretchiness, but thicker/more durable).
I just hope it doesn't get too complicated or take too long, because I have a tendency to start projects and not finish them. Or get so impatient that I rush to finish it just to get it done, and it ends up not the way I wanted. And then I say "see, I knew it was too difficult!".
This dress took me about 1-2 days (because I was rushing to finish it for a dinner party that never happened). I'm not sure about other people though. ^_^;;
If you had elastic thread, then you can do shirring so you can get in and out of the dress. You can type shirring tutorial on the craftsters search box and there's other threads that teach you how to do it.
If you do shirrring, I would suggest you to make the back a long enough for you to easy get in and out of, then shir only the back.
If you want to make the entire dress of the the stretch fabric, I'm not too sure if that'll be stretchy enough because this dress has to be fitted to the waist, so the dress would have to go over the bust. I, personally, have not seen fabric that would allow that much stretch unless its spandex.
I think this dress would be best with cotton (what I used) because it is easy to sew and quite durable.
Don't give up! You can do it!
Has anyone had a problem w/ the dress bunching up in the back? I know it's b/c of my curves. I'm trying to figure out how to make it not bunch and twist funny. Helps??
It might be the fabric you used- I'm not too sure because I'm pretty flat all the way around. xD; I hope someone else can help you answer this question.
I'm totally making this dress! The only problem is i have an hourglass figure - 34D on top and I train my waist! Does anyone have any tips/ideas on how I can make it fit a bit better?
I was thinking i can measure over bust and under bust, then shift some of the inches round to the front of the side panels. Does that make sense? Thats the only thing I can think of really!
Yeah, I understand what you're saying. I think that's a wonderful idea.
I guess either that or change the front panel itself. I'm not sure which one is better. xD;
I wish I would help you with your curve problem, but atlas, I don't have that issue.
Good luck with your dress though!