27 Apr Twist and Shout
I planned on publishing a post with F O U R garments and here I am with O N E. …….. and it looks really easy doesn’t it? Well, it wasn’t.
I’m determined to master sewing casual clothes, but mistakenly I’ve confused
c a s u a l with e a s y .
After thumbing through a J Crew catalogue, I ordered four fabulous knits from Mood Fabrics’ enormous collection with the plan of making four garments for casual wear.
This was originally to be my Farmer’s Market dress; my toss-on dress for weekend errands.
I searched for a casual dress pattern, designed for knits which had interesting construction detail and found this Burda pattern. No reviews were available but it was so cute I was willing to take a chance and write the first review on PR.
I should have sent out an S.O.S. to all of the Burda fans out there because there were issues, most of which occurred in the bodice.
I’ll post more about it on Pattern Review.
While I love the lines and fit of the pattern, the construction resulted in unnecessary bulk sewing through 5 and 6 layers of fabric in several places throughout the dress.
After twisting, turning and manipulating the multiple layers without really understanding what I was doing, it all came together transforming my lovely jersey fabric into a garment that will serve me well during the hot, humid days ahead.
I also believe it will pass muster beyond the Farmer’s Market and dry cleaners 🙂
As far as my remaining three fabrics……. I have two more left to sew and plan to feature all three in the next post.
I never dreamed I would be more comfortable sewing special occasion clothes over casual ones but I vow to be equally comfortable with both one of these days! In the meantime I’ve chalked up another example of ‘looks can be deceiving’.