I am in the process of making this lovely little dress using a bed sheet.
I should mention that I am making a muslin only, therefore please reset any expectation that the dress will look anything like the pretty little numbers featured by other clever folk. Nope. It looks like this.
Yes well, I did warn you.
Oh and I pinned some of the excess out of the CF (1/2″ or so) just to see what it would do and then forgot to take the pins out for the fitting shot. Never mind. You get the idea. Anyway, I see a few things to start checking out with my book etc:
- There is gaping at CF, CB, across the bust and under my arms. ‘Tis too big.
- When I have managed to re-size it, I may still need to do a sway back alteration. The excess fabric sitting on my lower back could also be causing the side seams to twist.
- With the CB I’m probably going to need to do something tricksey to stop it drooping. I’ve read about elastic and/or some sort of reinforcement across the back on halter tops so will check that out.
At least the waist is actually on my waist!
PS I’m not showing you the lower half of the dress cos I should’ve worn a slip! This sheet is a little too thin and who lines a dress muslin?
Speaking of toiles / muslins / mock ups, I wonder what fabric you use. Do you hoard old bed and table linen? Do you search out cheap lengths at fabric sales and thrift shops? Perhaps you go lux using real “fashion fabric” from ‘the hoard’?