New pattern, old fabric, new house dress~
Mom gave me this Green Bee pattern (HERE) -for " the Amelia dress" (you can get a dress kit from Craftsy HERE...they actually have more than this one to choose from)
Not sure what I think about this pattern, but I really, really want to like it!
1) You have to trace it, and use the copies- not something that I'm used to.
2) The instructions are very short, and you have to read their mind in a few places. It's like it cost too much to print much text.
3) I'll have to make another to really know... =)
This dress is entirely cut on the bias. and the fabric came from our friend Lisa...well, actually from Lisa's friend Marge's estate sale. =) It was a long & narrow length of cotton print- really old, but I'm not sure what time period, but it was found in the 1960's "time capsule" boxes in the garage. =) It was really nice to work with.
I accidentally sewed the zipper in UPSIDE DOWN (!)- please don't ask how I did it...I have NO idea!
Turns out I really liked it- went in smoothly, and the feeddogs had a much easier time with the cotton dress fabric than they ever do with the zipper tape! No weird bubbles or pinches! =)