This is a copy of page 73 and 74 of必威app手机下载版Sew Smart,by Judy Lawrence and Clotilde Yurick:(more…)
Well,我又回到了以前的生活方式——我女儿的毕业典礼是昨天举行的，我昨天早上做了这件衣服。Good thing I'm an early riser (a little too early–4 a.m.自从我去印度旅行以来。所以，I made the dress,为毕业聚会做了食物，picked-up the graduation cake and was at the ceremony at 2:00 p.m.!!
The dress was perfect,我们在芝加哥遇到了一股热浪，昨天又潮湿又潮湿，如此明亮，cool dress was just the ticket.The only thing I didn't have time to do is to shop for sandals.I was craving a pair of silver sandals to go with this dress.幸运的是，I bought these cute Cole Haan black patented leather thongs on sale in January (at the Saks Fifth Ave.Outlet,must've been from last season).They worked out fine and I was pleased to be able to walk easily with the heels and crutches.
File this under"I'm so glad I can 必威app手机下载版sew",我用一种弹力棉做了这件衣服，每码售价3.99美元。它有60英寸宽，所以这条裙子只穿了一段布料，必威官网betwayabout 1 1/4 yard.我用了一个隐形拉链和一个从我的藏匿处拉伸棉花衬里。The total cost was 必威官网betwayabout $10.00.我在题为“迈克尔·科斯”的文章中特别介绍了这件裙子的版本。"What to Wear"".我试图在网上再次找到它，但它们必须全部售完，as I recall it was 必威官网betwayabout $1,200。
我用了巴特里克4778，a Nicole Miller design,已经停产。Sorry to use an out-of-date pattern,但是E.has been giving me a hard time 必威官网betwayabout doing too much and not resting enough since the surgery (sound familiar anyone?),so I didn't want to ask him to take me to the fabric store for a new pattern.这个图案的设计元素恰到好处——前面是公主线，前襟为大圆领，后襟为方形领口，very fitted and tapered at the hem.我相信在当前的模式中也有类似的东西可用。
The only pattern alteration I made was to cut the dress off to street length and omit the placket,buttons and front slit.With the shorter length,I didn't need the slit for walking room.I was really happy to do an easy project without many changes,seems like everything I've been making lately has been so complicated.
A perfect fit was the most important priority for this dress.如前所述，我很懒，很少在裁剪时装面料前做合身的样板。这次，I cut the lining first and added a generous amount to all the fitting seams;侧缝和前公主缝。Then I basted the lining together and tried it on,外面有接缝。I then pin fitted very carefully to my body,re-basted on the new fit lines,tried on again,just to be sure,为新的缝合线增加了接缝余量，并修剪掉多余的织物。I removed the basting and used the lining as a pattern for the fashion fabric.这很管用！!
1。I"bagged the lining"–我把衬里剪得比时尚面料短1英寸，在做了裙子和衬里之后，I 必威app手机下载版sewed the bottom hems of the dress and the lining,右侧并拢，然后将完成的折边压到位。Because the fabric was easy to press,我不需要用手缝底边。
Because the shoulder strap area was quite narrow,缝最后一道缝有点难。必威app手机下载版我被我的伯尼娜露脚趾救了，它擅长进入小地方。I took 3-4 stitches at a time,adjusted the fabric,又缝了3-4针，等。
3. The pattern called for seam tape to stay the neckline edge.我的布料很稳定，有点重，所以我跳过了缝合带，只是缝合了领口边缘以保持它们。
1. Basted one side of zipper,必威app手机下载版sewed that side,starting at the bottom and 必威app手机下载版sewing to the top (I don't use an invisible zipper foot,I find it easier to spread the zipper and stitch close to the teeth.)
2.在拉链的另一面涂上麻布，必威app手机下载版sewed that side,自下而上
三。Using my regular zipper foot,我开始做后中缝，从拉链末端上方1/2英寸处开始缝合，必威官网betwaystitching as close as possible to the zipper stitching,for 必威官网betwayabout 2″
4. Changed back to my zig-zag presser foot to finish the CB seam
I didn't end-up with my customary bubble at the end of the zipper–yea!在领口处，拉链挡块完全放在两边。从拉链底部到下摆，我不得不在一边穿上一点多余的布料。Seems like it's almost impossible to avoid this,因为织物的蠕变，I expect.
我把拉链挡块放在5/8英寸的领口缝上，希望拉链在没有钩子和眼睛的情况下完全闭合。I've seen this on RTW,but it didn't work.它在顶部扩散了一点。I hate that.When a detail is at the center back,it seems to glare at you if it's not perfect.Next time,I'll put the zipper stops 必威官网betwayabout 3/8″ below the neckline seam and use a hook and eye.（我应该接受我自己的建议）"How to Fix all Small to Medium 必威app手机下载版Sewing Mistakes".
This dress will come in handy all summer,在一个炎热的夜晚外出吃饭，a casual summer wedding or cocktails at someone's home.如果我能设法减掉最后10磅。I gained between being marathoner and semi-cripple (I can start swimming next week,so that will be a great help) it will be easy to take in the seams on this dress and keep that fitted shillouette.