Finished Project: M6744 Purple Silk Wrap Dress

This was my first time working with silk! And I held my breath through every stitch.  I don’t buy expensive fabric because I’ve only been sewing for 2 years and at this point in my sewing journey, I would rather buy a dress for the price of a yard of some fabrics. I was extremely fortunate to have been given this fabric. (See post on Butterick 5526 Black and White Gingham Collar Shirt).

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Initially, this dress was going to be like the palm tree dress, but the more I worked with the silk, I realized the elastic waistband would crinkle this beautiful fabric, so I opted for a wrap dress instead. I sewed the sides up and left the front open with a hook and bar to keep it closed. I drafted the capped sleeves and belt.

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I tried making a 5/8″ hem on the neckline but the stitching looked horrible on the silk. I think it might have been because I used a universal sized needle :/ . Instead, I cut a second bodice and used it as a lining, understitching the neckline to keep it from rolling out.

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I really like how there is no zipper too! The back looks so much more neat!

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I finished the hem by hand with a catch stitch and left it a bit longer than the palm tree dress.

My overall experience working with the silk was way better than I anticipated. I’m looking forward to making many more items with this fabulous fabric!

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