Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Dress for Gigi

I saw a instructions in Sew Stylish Magazine, Spring 2010, for a simple dress that I thought I could adapt for Gigi. The one in the magazine was for a woman, and had 10 godets. The instructions given for drafting the pattern were faulty (I e-mailed the magazine about that and I was right!). But i forged ahead using what I know about pattern drafting and design and the basic idea given and made this dress for Gigi.
I designed the pattern using 6 godets rather than 10 and added 2 casings with elastic to hold it in at the waistline. I like how it turned out and will probably use the same basic idea again. I used 1 yard of the pink fabric and 2/3 yd of the green and beige gingham. Total fabric cost was under $5.


kathy said...

which issue of sewing savvy has the dress pattern?

Michelle L. Momof11 said...

I was mistaken about the magazine. It was Sew Stylish Spring 2010 issue. I thought it was a very good issue, lots of usable ideas in it