For this weeks creation I have taken inspiration form the dress above. I got this dress from a charity shop on Highbury corner. Definitely my favourite charity shop. Every time I go in a find something amazing. This dress is made from a really light, flowy sheer fabric. I really love the length and how it flows when you walk. I wear it a lot and would love another one in the same style but in a
Here is the fabric I found. Its a lovely blue, leafy sheer fabric from John Lewis. Its super light and flowy and I thought it would work really well for the style of dress I wanted to create.
So for this style I needed to venture into the work of sheering. I have never used sheering elastic on a dress before but after watching a couple of youtube videos and of course the advice of my mother I think I got to grips with it so thought I would give it a go. What I learnt was that you have to hand wind the elastic around the bobbin and then use thread on the top. Sounds very simple but what I didn't realise and what I had to learn from mistake is that you have to sew on top of the fabric and not underneath.
Here are the beautiful elements of the dress that I wanted to re-create. How I did this was very simply to draw around the shape to create the pattern. I then transferred this on the new fabric. I don't know if this was the most professional way to do it but it worked for me and gave me the pattern to use over and over again.
I decided to do two layers of sheering elastic for the waist, which works quite well and makes a really nice, loose fitting waistline for the dress.
Here is the final dress I created. It's not as full in the skirt as the original, which would have been really lovely, however I am pleased with how it looks.
These amazingly cute buttons a got from box seven's wonderland theme from the lovely people at crafty creatives and because my fabric was of a similar theme I thought they would be a nice addition.
Awww so cute. Thank you again crafty creatives.
What do you think of this weeks creation? I hope everyone likes it.