We Sew Retro

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Approaching the light at the end of the tunnel...

Nearly there with my summer swing dress. Broke the back of it as finished the lined bodice today. Some parts were quite fiddly and I adjusted the detail at the centre back of the neck to make it lie better.

The left side isn't sewn yet as the zip will be put in there, but tried it on and it fits really well. I didn't zigzag every raw edge as I said I would because it would have taken forever. On the bodice, the lining  helps the edges, and on the skirt I've done French seams:

Aaah, the French really know how to do some things, don't they??
Incidentally, after a random web browse discovered my colouring has warm undertones so I should be wearing more yellow.


  1. I love the material, has a great retro feel. Your dress is going to be fabulous.
    I love French seams too :o)

  2. Thanks Maria. the material was a good spot by my mum when we were fabric shopping, and was only £2.50 a metre. It's been interesting though as I've never used Silk crepe de chine before...definately learnt a few tricks!
    Should have finished it by the end of the week so will post pics asap ;)