31 Oct Scuby Dooby Doo & Giveaway Winner!
Although sewing Halloween costumes are but fond memories these days, I could not resist the vivid holiday colors in this Scuba Knit ordered from B & J Fabrics.
What does the dress really look like under the 20-year old Eileen Fisher cardigan, you wonder?
Here is the front,
and here is the back 😉
What a fun dress this was to sew!
If you have never sewn with Scuba Knit I encourage you to try it. Many scuba knits feature high-resolution digital printing almost resembling photographs. It is nearly impossible to make a garment too tight when sewing with this fabric – scuba knit is easy to handle, and at the moment, it is the fabric of choice for many clothing manufacturers.
The pattern is McCall’s 6920; a current company pattern and a new pattern for me.
The black contrast is a fine multi-purpose polyester knit I purchased at Mood Fabrics in November 2013. I bought lots of it and predict it will be showing up with regularity. Once again I followed Sunni Standing’s excellent instructions in the free Craftsy Mastering Zipper Techniques Class.
After making my usual bodice adjustments in length, I took readers’ advice to heart and made it fitted 🙂
but it is anything other than a ‘stand up only’ dress thanks to the stretch!
I’ve tried to stick to sewing all-purpose clothes this fall and find dresses so much easier to sew than tops. Why is that?
Whatever the reason, I’m happy to have a dress that will serve me well through Thanksgiving!
C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s to
Please contact me by Monday November 3, at firstname.lastname@example.org or another winner will be selected.
Best wishes to all for a fun-filled and safe Halloween 🙂
B O O !