so I have been thinking of how to shorten this time???
Eliminate steps like seam lines, zips, linings might be the way forward.
That's how I came up with this fully lined (I much prefer lining my dresses :) ) button at the shoudler dress.
The back zip/button and the whole back seam line has been eliminated.
|Only a button at each shoulder|
Tip: If the fabric used for the dress/top is light weightily, interface the shoulder properly before sewing in the button hole this is so that the weight of the dress and normal wear/movement does not exert too much pressure to the button hole which will cause the fabric to widen unnecessarily at the shoulders. Heavy weight fabric like denim, corduroy should not be so affected but could still be interfaced.
I had to double the interfacing I used, I didn't really have a heavy weight interfacing.(when i noticed the fabric seems to be pulled down during our photo shoot.
|A skirt attached to a shortened regular top bodice piece|
the peach fabric however brings out the flowers of the skirt more.
|Top bodice altered from regular girls top pattern|
the skirt was just an a-line cut skirt attached to top.
(I have got quite a few variations to the standard a-line, will keep them coming.)
Did i hear you ask how long this 'easy fix' took? well about three hours. I still need to work on my timing I know!!
....As long as there is a happy bunny (or in this case two) its all worth it.
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