Yellow polka dot dress of awesome
Here is my first bash at New Look 6205 for my daughter, made with yellow and white polka dot georgette, yellow crystal organza and white cotton lining:
I apologise in advance because I’m going to totally bombard you with photos.
The georgette, the zip and the thread is from Annika at Naeh Connection who was my Spring Sewing Swap partner – thank you Annika – with your help I’ve been able to make a really special dress!
I stabilised the zip opening with strips of iron-on interfacing before sewing the zip in because the georgette is such a delicate fabric. It’s also very sheer so you can see the seams but I don’t think this could have been avoided, really. I used French seams where I could and fully lined the dress with white cotton.
I also added an extra layer of lining into the skirt, using yellow crystal organza. It gives it a very subtle shimmer in electric light, and adds a bit of body to the dress, and in general it just makes it feel more fancy and dressed up.
I hemmed the organza and the georgette using the rolled hem function on my overlocker, and did a narrow hem on the cotton lining. I love how the three layers look together. They don’t show from the outside, but occasionally you can get a peek of them:
This dress is actually a wearable toile of a dress I will be making for my daughter to be flower girl at her aunt’s wedding in a few weeks. That dress will be made with ivory crepe-backed satin, lined with a standard poly satin lining and it will have a couple of layers of tulle as underlining to the main fabric.
In the meantime Little Tweedie needs an occasion to wear this dress. It is too fancy for everyday wear, and it is very summery. The georgette creases very easily, so preferably she wouldn’t wear it to travel in the car. Although, she’d look just as gorgeous with a crumpled dress!
I’m so pleased with the dress and I love the fit on her. It’s quite an elegant shape.
What do you think?