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Dress Like Your Grandma 2!

Here's the finished dress.  I changed things up a bit.  I left off the placket for one.  My dress is made out of shirting and chiffon.  The chiffon was a pain.  The pattern was Simplicity 6720 (vintage).  I'm glad I finished though.  Next year, I think I'll do Dress Like Your Grandpa.

 

Here's my failed attempt at a muslin.

 

If you only look at the top of the dress, it's not so bad.  I mean except for the awful attempt on my part at top stitching the collar which should never have been top stitched.

I Learned a Few Things

 

Here is the photo of my completed dress for Dress Like Your Grandma 2017.  I think I like the muslin better, but it does not have a hem yet.

 

I have been working on some big projects so this hem has to wait.  One of the projects I was working on was to make small appreciation gifts for one of the refugee resettlement agencies in town.  I made 75 gifts - baskets, earbud holders, and phone pillows.  They are giving them to employees and interns.  It was fun, and I am glad I could help in such a way.

 

Dress Like Your Grandma Making My Muslin

I started the muslin.  I now see why the fabric was only $4 a yard.  It will hold up for awhile.  I think.  Here's the neckline without the facings.

 

Here it is done and with the embroidery I hope to do on it.  The facings were easier than I thought, so I feel good about that.

 

I also embroidered on one of the pockets this morning.  It looks rough, but I think I'll get the hang of it.