High-Low Hemmed Sheath Dress
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I was inspired by the silky viscose print, which actually starts with yellows which blends to oranges, reds, greens, blues, pinks, and purples. I didn’t use the full print for two reasons: 1) I wanted the darker colors on my hips, 2) the print wasn’t long enough to meet the ground and I didn’t like the in-between length that it would be. I used my sloper to create a pattern modeled from a little black sheath dress I love, and updated the hemline to be high-low to give the simple sheath a modern edge.
Once I had the fabric home from the store, I sketched-out my vision to make the most of the beautiful colors in the print.
Modeled from a simple sheath dress in my closet, I made the two pattern pieces based on my sloper. Not shown are the arm hole and neck facings since I did not make official pattern pieces but rather cut 2" strips on the bias to make the facings.
I hand sewed the lining along the zipper - I didn't want any stitches showing on the outside of the dress. Only the back of the dress is lined with all raw edges behind the lining, wrapped in hems or facings.
The finished dress on my dress form.
Me in the dress, ready for my carriage to take me to the party!