one of the main things i worked on was my entry for the tessuti 2014 jaywalk competition. here's my entry, a close fitting dress with three quarter sleeves. i used simplicity 2054, similar to the one i made in my recent post.
i made the front by cutting the black/neutral jaywalk into strips of various widths and sewing them back together. i also used some black ponte for the sleeves and one horizontal stripe. for the back i made a yoke and used the contrasting white/neutral jaywalk. similar to last time i made this dress i added back darts.
i sewed the strips together on my regular sewing machine using a small zig zag stitch.
i also used my regular sewing machine for all of the dress construction. the one place i ran into a bit of trouble which i hadn't considered was at the neckline due to the bulk of fabric i created. i used a walking foot here and it went together ok.
i am pretty happy how this turned out. its great to challenge yourself and try something new. i'm enjoying checking out all the other great entries - good luck everyone!
hopefully i'll be back soon to blog a few of the other things i made in may.