Friday, 22 January 2010
Jom Jahit - A-Line Dress
When I worry, I look for something to distract myself.
So after "studying" for my IELTS exam, I sewed this A-line dress for Tinihani's Jom Jahit, a sewalong :D
I mean, how do you "study" a language?! I ended up reading a few articles, learned a few new words and pray I'll remember them in the Writing module tomorrow. Oh well, I'll just brave it through then. English is my second language, no point putting my hopes too high. A 6.5 would be good enough for me.
Back to the dress. Love it!
I chose the third one in Tinihani's list of tutorials. I wanted an intermediate project where I can attempt a zipper. It is from this tutorial.
I skipped the ruffle, too lazy for gathering fabric today. But I used invisible zipper and this is my second attempt at one. The result, let's just say I'm grinning from ear to ear :D
Look Ma, it's completely concealed! :D
The fabric is a pretty Japanese cotton from my stash. I only have half yard of it left, had a tough time deciding to use it. But the texture is really soft I knew it would be comfy on Hanan. So glad I used it. Not sure about my print placement though. I always have problem with large print placement.
I learned a lot with this project. The stitch in the ditch trick to anchor the facings is brilliant! The shape is just nice for the little miss. And she's pretty happy with it too :P
Thanks for reading. I'm gonna get back to my worrying about the exam tomorrow now *sigh*...