Have you ever made a barters? Sometimes it’s just right time to do it. And it was exactly that time for me. Our family moved to the new home and we were in a need for new washing machine. My friend had one she didn’t used so we made a deal. She gave me the washing machine, but I made her a dress. Good deal for both sides 🙂
Beginning of the dress
When it comes to choice of cotton fabric, I often chose Liberty fabrics because this is the most qualitative cotton lawn I ever now. I love bright prints, quality and silky feel of this cotton. I had already introduced my friend to Liberty fabrics (she already own couple of clothing pieces made from Liberty fabric), so for a dress we chose Liberty London cotton lawn fabric called Sun Disks. Couple years ago I had sewn similar dress for myself, so we made little bit changes to get the dress exactly as she wants. This is a custom made dress I drafted from her measurement to fit especially for her body.
At the beginning I made a muslin for body part to see if I do it right. I didn’t made a muslin for sleeves and this is where small mistake happened. I didn’t noticed that I need to add about 1cm to chest width to fit it right. However I correct the mistake by sewing smaller seam allowance while setting the sleeve and it turned out quite good.
Behind the seams
The dress have shirt collar, front button closure and invisible zipper on one side, half circle skirt and invisible pockets, and shirt sleeves.
Pattern: Self drafted
Fabric: Liberty of London Sun Disk