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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Red Dress Contest

I am entering Pattern Review's red dress contest. I want to make a red Peony. I was thinking of doing some pin tucks then realized that would be a direct rip off of Mary's red Peony. Since I have already made the Peony, I wanted to fit it a bit more, and make the guts look really great. I made a few adjustments on the pattern and decided to give the whole dress French seams. I've never done this before, but I am a hot mess at it. I have ripped out loads of seams. I have the bodice done though, and it looks fantastic! Here is a preview:


That's right a French seamed set in sleeve...how is that the only part I didn't have to rip out BTW?


A super chic side seam.


From the outside.

It looks pretty awesome. The fabric is a medium weight twill. It is very crisp and nice; however, I don't know that I should be French seaming twill. Good thing I never claimed to know it all!

Also, today there was a small tragedy at Chateau Stacie. My trusty iron of nine years (only opened in the last year and a half since I began sewing) died. He heated up super hot and burned my board cover. I unplugged him because it smelled like it was burning and he never turned on again. I got a new one to replace him already, but dang. It just doesn't feel the same. Rest in Peace iron.

3 comments:

  1. The peony sounds great and is looking good.Cant wait to see the finished dress.
    Sorry about your iron.. I just had to replace mine too.. And the new ones never seem as good, do they? Hopefully both will get to be our buddies soon.ha
    Happy sewing.

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  2. Your Peony looks great! I have a red one mid-assembly, too, that I started as a Christmas dress but ran out of time. I can't quite get motivated to finish it as I'm still not sure about the fit. I'm looking forward to seeing yours!

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  3. Whoa, French seamed sleeve? That's hardcore! I did flat felled on some curvy princess bodice seams once and that was hard enough!

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