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SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge 2014

Hand-sewn Short Fitted Tank Dress

Hand-stitched double layer jersey dress.

*This dress is completely hand sewn.

*The top teal layer of jersey was stenciled with white paint using an Alabama Chanin Anna’s Garden stencil.

*The painted layer is basted to the solid tan layer.

*I then, stitched around the outside of the shapes. I cut the top teal layer leaving 1/8 inch of the white paint to reveal the bottom tan layer.

*The side and arm seams were hand sewn and then felled to the inside and top-stitched.

*The arms and neckline are bound using bias strips and secured with a Cretan stitch.


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  1. cyclegirl | | #1

    What a beautiful dress!!!

  2. Carol0516 | | #2

    This is beautiful and fits you like a glove. Congrats on a job well done!

  3. jcoutoure | | #3

    Your attention to detail is astonishing!

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    ThanksImadethem | | #4

    jcoutoure, Thank you so much.

  5. mariska | | #5

    Very talented!

  6. mariska | | #6

    Very talented!

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    Passionbysoniasantos | | #7

    Beautiful job !

  8. LaShawn | | #8

    Beautiful! You are an amazing talent. God has blessed you.

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    SewingSadie | | #9

    What a truly beautiful dress!!! I have a friend who makes Alabama Chanin's clothes and I had never seen them before six months ago. I am stunned by the perfection of the very detailed and time comsuming hand-stitching. And I just LOVE your colors! What a wonderful piece of art!!!

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    ThanksImadethem | | #10

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It means the world that the detail and workmanship is appreciated.

  11. LunaMortus | | #11

    This is an amazing piece of art. Very inspiring! Beautiful job!

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