Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fringe Dress

Tessuti are running another competition which closes tonight! I bought the fabric a while ago and pinned a few ideas to my pinterest board but like always, left it literally to the last minute (again!).

Update: I was awarded a runner up prize! Thankyou so much Tessuti!


The competition requires that you use Tessuti's fabric which is a Jersey that comes in black/natural or ecru/natural.  Make whatever YOU like! Sew something that suits you and that you'd like to wear.
Sounds like a fun project.



I bought a couple of meters of both colourways but chose ecru/natural for the dress I had in mind.
The fabric is beautiful. It is a really nice mid weight jersey which is gorgeous to sew.


I instantly loved a Sauce dress I found on ASOS which is a simple little dress but is a little edgy with a fringe in the same fabric. It's such a fun dress and I like to think that I'm a fun girl.


I used a Kwik Sew pattern 3777 for the dress which is actually a top so I added a few inches to make a short dress.  As I was on holiday's when I made the dress I didn't have an overlocker on hand so I used a very narrow zig zag and a stretch needle. I used a twin needle for the hem.


 I then made the  fringe by cutting a wide strip of the jersey, cutting slits and then pulling it so the fabric curled. It looked just like the Sauce dress so I was pretty happy with that.


 I attached the fringe by hand sewing in place and then top stitching so the fringe faces away from the centre front.



I am really happy with the way it has turned out. I have more fabric so I might try a top next time with the same  fringe technique.



Under construction

Sauce Fringe Dress from ASOS


Fingers crossed Tessuti will like it too.



8 comments:

  1. So fun! I've loved seeing everyone's interpretations of that Jaywalk fabric!

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    1. I know, it's been interesting watching all of the designs unfold. Some of them are awesome!

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  2. I love this! Thank you for the inspiration, and the tutorial.

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  3. That is so fun and unique! Great job!

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  4. This is so much fun and really creative!

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  5. Oh get it sexy Momma. I so love this. Great summer dress.

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  6. Congratulations Annie! I love your dress, and I'm thrilled to see that you won a prize!

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