The weather is finally improving and so is my mood for sewing. Although this means I’m spending more time behind my sewing machine rather than enjoying a gin tonic on my terrace… But that’s okay, I’m just enjoying it so much. Nice weather calls for sweet summer dresses! I’m reworking the LBD I made a few weeks ago in a summer version of colourful Zigzag stripes, adding some contrast ribbon and using my daughter as my muse. Fortunately she’s enjoying it as much as I do…
The pattern is the same as the black button dress, but now I’m using a red cotton ribbon to finish the seams at the waist.
I stitch the ribbon onto the bodice and onto the skirt to create a contrasting detail at the waist . After that I stitch the vertical dart, the ribbon ends are now nicely finished between this seam.
I had a last minute inspiration and created a fake collar with the leftover from the cotton ribbon, I thought it would look great with the zigzag print.
So proud of my work, I’m having this gin tonic after all!
2 thoughts on “The zigzag dress”
The faux collar was such a great addition to the dress. Love the fabric as well. Your muse really worked the camera and the beautiful dress!!!!!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments! My daughter was having fun when we took these pictures and it helped that my son was making funny faces ;-))