Friday, November 13, 2015

Ottobre 05-2015 #20 Jazzy Look Dress

Okay, first off, who isn’t going to long a long-sleeved knit dress with all these details? I think this was going to be a win whether I tried hard or not.


But I do have to say, I am freaking loving my version of this dress!! Some of the detail of the topstitching is lost in the crazy print, but I’m okay with that.


The fit is pretty good on me. Some damn day, I’m going to have to break down and learn how to do a stupid swayback adjustment. This would have been a perfect pattern for it.


I added a little contrast fabric to the pockets.



The pockets on this may be my favorite part. I love them! I have to give credit to my
Janome CoverPro. It did an AMAZING job with the three thread coverstitch. In all this coverstitching, there was not one skipped stitch or broken thread. I used regular Coats and Clark in the bottom thread and serger thread in the top three threads. I’ll have to figure out what the perfect thread/tension/needle combination is, because you know, I’ve tried this before with crappy results.

Me looking all smug. It’s warm, comfortable, and awesome. Who doesn’t love black and white animal-ish print. And yes, I checked, this is the real way the fabric goes. I thought about turning it sideways for a more zebra look, but decided against it.


The inside looks just as nice as the outside with all this “press seams open and topstitch” jazz.


A few detail shots of the stitching. This is the hem.


Isn’t it amazing?? I am going to write down every setting so I can remember how to do this exactly. It may also have to do with the weight of this fabric. It’s a double knit, so it’s pretty firm.


This square neck is what really drew me to this pattern.


All this topstitching and not one skipped stitch or thread. I need to make this again with a solid print and contrast topstitching.


I really love this dress!!!