05 Jun Pucci Pucci Poo!
Here is the pattern,
and here is the dress.
I succumbed to temptation during my trip to Baltimore in April and bought a piece of Pucci silk jersey from Mendel Goldberg. The owner, Alice Goldberg drove to Baltimore from NYC with a trunk full of fabric, and I filed in line with my other classmates to relieve her from her heavy load 😉
Sewing Pucci silk jersey was a brand new experience for me, and Alice handed me a photo of the Pucci garment made from this fabric during our transaction.
Not wanting to humiliate my children, I decided to play it safe.
You’re welcome, children.
After completing the muslin, I knew a V-neck design would not suit this fabric. I also decided the straight dress was the way to go (View A). The only problem was View A featured a racerback and I desired a more classic style. I managed to reconcile the two styles by tracing the lines from one pattern piece to another, but just to be safe I cut the pattern slightly large before whittling away the side seams until I had the fit I wanted.
I cut and sewed the dress as a maxi, but once completed the look overwhelmed me so I removed 17 inches of fabric.
What’s with the ruffle you asked? By now one might realize that issues tend to surface during many of my sewing projects…….
This time the neckline puckered …. and who wants a puckered Pucci?
Next to fitting, the fabric placement was the key to the success in making the dress. I mirrored the front and back hoping the groovy design would flatter my waistline.
All of the seams are finished with the serger, and I followed Leisa Stanton’s narrow hem tutorial for the hem.
Goodness …. sewing is not for sissies, but I’m not complaining! I played it safe but I’m ready for another round….. and didn’t I just save myself at least a thousand dollars? 🙂