|Me not fully happy.|
Pattern: Maria Denmark Audrey Dress – I bought it because it is a beginners pattern and that was exactly what I needed. Unfortunately, after having bought the pattern, I found a nightgown in my wardrobe that has exactly the same cut.
front with belt
So perfect conditions to sew a non-perfect jersey dress with my overlocker!
Fitting: I was not sure if you have to fit a jersey dress! So I just went ahead without doing so. But as you might know: Yes you have to fit it! At least for sloping shoulders and sway back! You can see that my shoulder seams are not on my shoulders and there is a slight pile of fabric on my upper back.
|The seam should be at my finger tips.|
Construction: Super easy and fast (at least the stages with the overlocker). I even managed to sew/serge the sleeves in – but it was really scary to sew the curve! I just love the finished seams, yeah.
When topstitching the neck facing and sleeve bands it was time to switch to my sewing machine. And this was not a pleasant experience at all. I decided to use the twin needle because I had never used it before and because I wanted a nice finish. I followed the instructions of my sewing machine manual and got started. No problems with the neckline but loads with the sleeve band and hem!
My needle started to skip stitches and there was nothing I could do about it. I tried re-threading – no success. It didn’t happen that often when I sewed really slowly (I think a snail might have been faster), so that is what I did. You can imagine, the hem took me ages. Are you wondering why I used my sewing machine and not my overlocker for the hem? That was because I didn’t manage to serge a rolled hem –yet.
|I made use of my twin needle - here it was working properly - no skipped stitches.|
Have I worn it yet? Does it count that I have worn it at home all Sunday? I am not sure I will leave the house with it because somehow the fabric (not only the pattern) reminds me of a nightdress as well. What do you think? Is it wearable outside? Or would you hide it under a blanket?
|Cold, cold baby...|
Will I make it again? I think you can anticipate the answer to this question already! Nope! But I will take it as a basis to make other jersey dresses. I found these really helpful and cool tutorials from madmin and onelittleminuteblog where they explain how to make your own jersey dress pattern and actually a lot of the jersey dresses I am wearing in autumn have this pattern!
Last word: I am sure this pattern is a lovely pattern and I have seen lovely versions from it on the internet, but I think I was just unlucky with the fabric and also with the style hence my slightly negative post.