I am extremely pleased to share that I’ve kept to plan and sewed up the knit skirt and sleeved shift dress like what I have intended to. In-fact, I did more than what I’ve bargained for.
I managed to make time to sew amid a very busy 2 weeks at the end of October with us celebrating both Junior and my birthday. It was a very intimate birthday celebration this year and I am truly glad to be surrounded by family.
The knit skirt is a fairly easy sew because I literally didn’t need any patterns, I basically just measured myself and transferred the markings on the fabric and cut them out. Besides making this in navy blue, I decided to make 1 in black as well. I am often in black and yet I didn’t have a pencil skirt in this colour! I would have made a few more if I had the fabric on hand.
I serged the sides using my overlocker and then using an overcast stitch, I attached the waistband and hemmed my skirt.
For the sleeved shift dress, I used an existing pattern and ensured the sides for dresses are properly serged or else I might run the risk of bad fraying. While a double gauze dress is airy, it was double layer which meant that I didn’t have to line it. Instead of using a facing on the neckline, I bias-bind it instead (side note to myself: I need some more practice on bias-binding). Unlike my double gauze Inari Tee dress which was a lot more slouchy and relaxed, this dress had more structure to it. This is probably because it was a lot more fitted and I had an invisible zip inserted in the dress. This is a perfect weekend, sandal-big-hat kind of dress. Colourful enough for that Mexican theme bachelorette party I was going to attend.