A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to join several bloggers for a story in the Baltimore Sun. It was very last minute and I was informed we needed to wear bright colored clothes. I can admit, I’m one of those people with a closet filled with clothes and swear I have nothing to wear. So the night before the shoot, I whipped up this cute little dress that is now one of my favorites.
The fabric I used was this incredible blended silk from moodfabrics.com that is more substantial than a lot of silk blends. It irons, cuts and sews like a dream. It’s light but with a stiffer hand and would be perfect for so many applications.
The alterations are as follows:
-Added 16″ to the length
-Added a 6″ pleat to the front and back
-Cut 6″ off the bottom of the sleeve pattern and with the 6″ that was cut off, add 2″ to it which will give you two separate pattern pieces for the sleeve, one that’s roughly 10″ (depending on where you take the measurement from) and one that’s 8″. Sew the top of the sleeve to the bottom of the sleeve using a 5/8″ seam allowance. Press the seam open and place a 1/2″ bias tape over the seam. Feed 1/4″ wide elastic through the bias tape and secure the ends. Attach the sleeve according to original instructions.
-Chandler’s outfit was made using this twill plaid from moodfabrics.com