Tuesday, August 21

#LadyMSews || Green Twist Dress with Leather Peter Pan Collar

    This lovely dress is the finished product of a project I started in my draping class last semester.  I really enjoyed experimenting with this "twist" technique.  I think its such a great way to add movement and depth to a garment.

    It was also my first time working with crepe de chine - which I absolutely love, it feels like butter!  A little tricky to work with though, I think next time I might try using a stabilizer.  Don't you just love that color!?!

    The brown panel on the bottom wasn't originally in the plan - but I made a mad dash to the fabric store when I realized my dress was a bit too short.  I actually really like the way it looks and how it ties in with the collar, pulling the whole look together.
    The leather for the peter pan collar I got from scraps my cousin gave me from some pants she cut into shorts.  I've been dying to use it and thought this project would be perfect.

    I ended up sewing this straight from the drape, which means I don't have a pattern for it.  I'm quite sad about this because the dress turned out so cute and I'd love to try it out again in different colors and possibly a different fabric.  The Gentleman's suggestion was floral print with a denim collar - how cute would that be!

    Anyhow, I hope you like it as much as I do.  Not only is it comfy, but I like the way it seems a little vintage & mod.

I loved this dress so much I wore it on my birthday!  Here it is in action with the lovely lady responsible for the leather scraps:

I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below!

Happy sewing!
~Lady M.

p.s. linking up here:

  Today's Creative Blog Adorned From Above


  1. I love the leather collar. It's a great colour combo.

    Visiting from Too Cute Tuesday

    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

  2. You did a great job with this dress. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  3. Hi Amy,
    Again, you did a great job. I love this dress. It is really cute. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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