Then I sewed the sides and the underside of the sleeves (obviously not the part where you arms go through)
Playdress (or nightgown)
I’ve been pretty addicted to trying out different sewing projects and here’s another one. I found this cute cotton knit fabric at Joann’s and thought I’d give knits a try. Well… they sure are a handful to work w/… probably more so since I’m a beginner sewer or seamstress… whatever they call it
I used the same pattern I made for the other two projects (the scallop shirt and the pleated shirt) and finally got up the nerve to make myself sleeves for the dress. So i cut out a front and back for the dress (I made it much longer to make it a dress, though my pattern is for a shirt). Then I cut out two sleeves and had to think about it when I cut so that the cats won’t be upside down when I put them onto the dress.
I sewed the shoulders together for the front and back dress pieces then gathered the sleeves
Next, I pinned the sleeves onto the armhole of the dress
looks funny… but that’s what I did
Then I contemplated putting a green strip of fabric in the middle, but decided against it and just drew some lines almost right under the arms and sewed it w/ elastic thread (the elastic thread only goes in the bottom bobbin)
See how it’s starting to gather so it’ll make a waist for the dress (I read somewhere to iron the elastic part afterwards to make it gather more) so I did that and I think it worked.
This is the neckband w/ the bias… that was the hardest part. I found a really good video where the lady explains how to do it without stretching it out and making it look wobbly/wrinkled. Basically, you pin around and pull the neckband and stretch it out around the curves so that the knit fabric doesn’t stretch. I tried to find the video again so I could post the link… but I can’t find it! I’m sure if you search online you’ll get some other good videos or tutorials for it. Sorry
hemmed the bottom of the dress… and VOILA~
It looks better on, I promise.
I think it turned out cute
It looks so comfortable… I want one!
2 thoughts on “Playdress (or nightgown)”
Flora! I love this!
Thank you~ I was so excited after I FINALLY finished it. Knits are definitely harder to work with.