“Green With Envy” Dress
THE SCARY FACTS
Fabric: green and black pinstripe fabric from Walmart Sale Bin
Pattern: Newlook 6909
Notions: thrifted zipper
Time to complete: About 6 hours
First worn: Foggy morning October 29
Wear again? I’m ready for Halloween!
Total price: Less than $5.00
I have been saving this fabric that I bought over a year ago when Walmart had a crazy $5.00 a bolt sale. I couldn’t resist, and now I have the perfect dress for my Halloween costume. Also, it’s just a perfect dress to wear anytime. It was super easy to make up. I cut out the pieces Friday evening, and then put it together Saturday. I saved the hem for Sunday morning just before the photoshoot.
I don’t know how the stipes look on your computer, but on mine they go every which way! In reality they are green and black verticle stripes. This dress has pockets and cuffs that are cut on the bias, so the stripes on those pieces go diagonally. I really like the way it fits. I’m impressed with my ability to cut between sizes to adjust for my shape. I didn’t even try it on while I made it!
I serged just about the whole dress, finishing everything so neatly. I even adjusted my serger to gather and did the sleeve caps. It makes for such a precise even gather, and you can still adjust to fit perfectly by pulling the threads. I did not attempt to set-in the sleeves with the serger, or the zipper and facings. It is better to do them on the regular sewing machine.
We were lucky enough to take pictures before the fog lifted this morning. I hope you all have a great sewing week, whether you are into Halloween or not. At my school, we are so into it that the day after Halloween is a no-student day. They will have had a busy night and then a sugar rush. It’s best for them to stay home for a day, and finish off all that sweet stuff, before heading back to class.