Meet my first ever jersey dress! I made it back in 2009 when my sewing garments bug started to first become apparent.
I was very excited when I realized my mom’s 1965 Singer had interchangeable disks that I could mount on the machine and have it stitch elastic stitches. And I was fearless enough to give jersey a try!
A friend let me flick through her Burda collection and I chose this pattern.
At the time I didn’t know I could have simply used a zig-zag stitch…I had not started reading blogs!
This is the original version on the magazine…
This is the technical drawing which in this case helps a lot!
And this is my version…I don’t even remember how I managed to make long sleeves.
The main issue I had with the dress was the neckline…and I must admit that even today that remains an issue for me…it took me this long to fix it…which is why I can only show you the pictures now.
As I sewed the jersey stretched (I didn’t know about twin needles). Pair that with a very low neckline…and you get the picture!
Recently I got the idea from Rachel to add clear elastic. On top of that I gathered the neckline a bit and tucked it under the knot.
Still not perfect but wearable.
This dress made me realize how much I have learned in the past few years. Although perfection is still far away there are a few mistakes I won’t make anymore.
When did you catch the sewing bug? Was it triggered by any event in particular?