... okay, dress... evening gown, whatever..
I started making this maxidress (BurdaStyle #111C) in a lovely red jersey, but am having a terrible getting anything like a decent finish to my seams. The fabric just slips and slides while I am trying to sew it. So I've decided to buy a "walking foot" for my sewing machine (an inexpensive Brother), which if online tutorials are correct, should make my life a lot easier.
I've always avoided knits before - but I couldn't resist this colour red, and this is a pattern for stretch knits, so I found myself sitting in front of my machine sewing a blue streak... er, swearing a blue streak.
Time to get the right tool for the task! That means a trek across town to a sewing centre close to my workplace, so I think I will pick one up on the way home tomorrow.
I do hope it will do the job for me, because it opens up new vistas of fun things to sew...
The dress is being modelled by Iplehouse Pamela.
You can see the clunky seams here; not good enough! Actually, this is a sundress pattern, and thus has a rather 'casual' vibe - I might try and think of a way to produce something that looks a little more 'finished' for my next attempt.
Pamela has the EID "tattoo" body, and you can see her unpainted tattoos under one shoulder strap. She has a custom Iplehouse face-up.
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.