I decided that since I didn't have enough of the purple fabric for my Easter dress to make another of the Simplicity 7117. In place of using armhole and neck facing I cut out lining fabric from the pattern and just had the whole dress lined since the purple fabric is thin. It's not quiet sheer but I thought that lining it would give it a little body and flow too.
|Simplicity 7117 cutting out fabric|
|Simplicity 7117 Front View|
|Simplicity 7117 Side View|
|Simplicity 7117 back view-zipper omitted|
|Simplicity 7117 view of lining under|
|Simplicity 7117 Neck view|
I used http://ragbagsandgladrags.blogspot.com/2013/05/tutorial-sewing-lining-into-sleeveless.html for a lining tutorial. It was the first time I tried it this way and the end product was so much nicer looking. I will use this method in the future!
I am planning on going through my closet to SPRING CLEAN today! I have lost a few more inches and I really want to throw away clothes that are too big so I don't have anything to go back to! I would say 25% of my closet is too big, 50% I will fit into soon and 25% I can wear right now. So I'm donating to the thrift shop fund today!
Wish me luck, until next time..................................