This weekend was a real fun one. I went to the SewBrum meetup. There were lots of familiar faces and nice new ones to meet and chat with. I shopped up a storm getting some right bargains. They’re all washing as I type, and my brain is cooking up sewing plans for them.
But the real reason I’m posting today is my Sew Bossy dress!
Katie sent me this gorgeous wax print fabric. It reminds me of sweets and also croissants (sort of) which makes me happy. I also got the Léa dress pattern from Jolie Marie Louise.
It’s a really cute woven dress with a heart-shaped neckline, front button closing, a back vent and front pockets. Princess seams help create an hourglass silhouette, even with my limited curves.
Plus it’s just like a H&M dress I used to have that I wore to death, so yay for second chances.
All this gave me a rocking ride with print matching! How do you think I did?
I’m pretty happy with the entire front, the back princess seams and the waist seam. Only the centre back and the side seams didn’t pan out as I hoped, but you can’t have everything right?!
Sewing with wax print was interesting; it’s got a nice stiffness that worked well for this dress. I had to make sure I didn’t melt the wax with too high an iron!
I overlocked all my insides so the dress is neat and snappy. I used pink for binding the armholes and blue for the pocket linings, plus black buttons. It’s fun to have a colour scheme.
So there you have it! I’ll definitely be making this dress again. Maybe in a pretty jewel coloured cotton sateen as a party dress. What do you think?
Thanks Katie for Bossing me about so well! Heehee.