Sunday, 9 March 2014


You remember that fabric?

This was found at the Cloth shop, in Culcheth, if you are anywhere near it is well worth a poke around- she does all sorts of haberdashery and trims, as well as other craft supplies..

 well, it progressed, to this,

 and then to this...

and my daughter was kind enough to take a few photos.

Yes, the head is cut off deliberately...  it is the DRESS you are looking at, not me!

Oh, all right then- I will admit to being me!

and just for good measure, the next couple of shots are what goes on after midnight, when your self timer on the camera is maximum 10 seconds!

The invisible woman struck again!

For the record, I cut most of the fabric out, all bar the black sections, on Friday night, and worked on Saturday 'morning', so after I had had lunch, I started sewing. There is an invisible zip in there, but I do not have an invisible zip foot, so I checked out the Burda tutorial for fitting one with the wrong foot- hey, it worked!!! and that took some time, I took a break for supper of about two hours-ish, and I finished sewing about ten past midnight. I reckon I took 6 1/2 hours to complete it, down to hems and everything.

I used my walking foot for a lot of the seams, and also my overlocker,  ( serger for the American element) so most seams are sewn twice.

On that showing, I reckon GBSB is safe from me, don't you? 

but the walking foot was a dream for sewing the jersey fabric. and I would definitely use it again!
Burda pattern 124 from magazine 9-2012


Janine said...

Congrats! It's turned out beautifully :) And I like the walking foot idea. I usually try to avoid jersey fabrics but I can imagine a walking foot would help although I'd never thought of it before :)

Sarah said...

Wow! What a brilliant dress R. It looks great!

Diane-crewe said...

well done it looks great on you xx so pretty x LAUGHED so loud I scared the dogs with the pictures of the invisible woman xx thank you so much for starting my day this way xx

Barb and Sharon said...

The dress is beautiful. How talented quilts and dresses! Now you have proof of the ghost in your house. LOL

Caroline said...

Oh you look wonderful!! I am petrified of my clunky overlock machine, it makes so much noise moves from 0 to 60 with little in between so I've shied away from sewing with any knit fabrics. I never thought of sewing a jersey knit with my walking foot and will now give it a go - thx!

Indianna said...

Congratulations, it looks like a great fit.... And will be lovely to tell people that you made it yourself x

Katrina said...

Very nicely done!

mammafairy said...

Thank you, Katrina!

Kathinca said...

I really like that dress. Invisible after midnight .... does that come in a invisible when just got up variety?

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