What I absolutely love about jersey is that there's no need to have a pattern on paper, rough lines on the fabric, in go the scissors and done. However I hadn't done anything with elongated shoulders before this one so I did have to do some thinking on the shoulder(the angle to be precise). But I "popped the cherry" and I think the end result is pretty good.
Sewing an elastic band to gather the fabric and create a nice little small waist effect is super easy. For that I usually sew the right side seam as I would normally, serge it(if needed), then mark the line where the elastic is going to be, cut the needed length of the elastic, then sew it while I stretch the elastic over the fabric that's now stretched to create even gathers and to have even stretch after the seams are done. I sew one side of the elastic, then the other(and I make sure that the stretch is the same as it was before). And then I sew the left side seam and all done. I hope that made any sense.
Pattern : As I mentioned before, I didn't use any patterns for this.
Fabric: Cotton jersey
Time spent: 2 hours
It was a super quick and rewarding project. The print was so fun and I wanted to steal it. But I had to give the dress to the customer. She loved it as well.. So it was a bittersweet moment when I was happy that she was happy but sad that I couldn't keep it for myself. Women