A few weekends ago I knew I wanted to make something, but didn’t have a ton of time. So I searched through my fabric and my stash of patterns, and decided to make myself a dress.
Skill level: This sewing project would be good for intermediate sewers.
Time commitment estimate: A few hours, depending on skill level.
To start: If you’re using a fabric that’s machine washable, make sure it’s prewashed before you cut it so you eliminate any shrinking that might happen after it’s sewn and then washed.
2. Single fold bias tape – This can be found at Joann’s. You’ll want it to match the fabric you choose.
3. Hook & eye – I like to use black size 2 (like these) for most of my projects, but silver is an option as well.
4. Dress Pattern – I used Vogue Pattern V8805 to make this dress.
The dress pattern was definitely easy to follow. Since you don’t need a zipper or buttons, the finishing goes pretty quickly. Next time I think I want to use a cotton stripe and make the dress on the left with the longer sleeves.
That Frankie, such a ham.
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