Also, I don't know why I thought that doing the waist band with the stretch fabric I had wouldn't be that hard, but it was a nightmare for me. I've had the fabric lying around for a long time because I loved the color but then tried one project with stretch fabric and haven't touched this fabric since. In the end, I think putting the elastic in helped to salvage it. Overall it's pretty sloppy work, but if I had a daughter, I think I would put her in it anyway:) Now I've learned a lot and I would love to try again. Does anyone know if there are any instructions on doing the ruffle sleeve with the cuff? I love that sleeve and would like to try it. I should probably stick with the standard for now until I get a little better at sewing, but I can dream.
I finished my dress a few days ago. I had a ton of trouble with the neck and I almost gave up. But after a few days of rest from the project, I calmed down a bit a got through it. There are a lot of little catches that you can't really see because the elastic helps to cover it up, so I was much happier with the finished product than I expected to be when I started.
Posted by kat at 5:18 PM