12/31/15

Faux Leather Dress

Happy New Year's Eve All.  I am sure everyone is getting ready for the New Year, fine tuning resolutions, the ball drop, setting up, getting their gear ready for partying and all that some suchness...lol

Well, I plan on relaxing at home with family, spirits, good food and being oh' so Thankful for another Blessed year.

My sewing this year was bountiful and enjoyed sewing for others as well.  Now with the year coming to a close, I wanted to share my most recent make that I sewed for a party. 

As usual I prefer something simple but with a lil urban flair and in come my go-to RTW wrap dress template.  This deconstructed wrap dress has yield me over a dozen remakes and still going strong.

I used a stretch laser cut pleather for the skirt and a stretch embossed faux leather for the bodice.  The skirt fabric was purchased at Spandex World and the bodice fabric from Silk Roads Fabrics.





All seams were serged and to avoid being scandalous, I underlined the skirt with black knit and left the hemlines of both fabrics raw.  The sleeves were cut from the same laser cut fabric and used remnants strips from the bodice fabric for the sleeve cap.  In doing so ensured that the fabric was anchored to the armholes securely and did the standard hemming for the sleeve (folded to inside and stitched).


For the neckline and ties, I cut two long strips from the left over bodice fabric and sewed one end of the raw edges together.  Folded fabric wrong sides together and serged to the neckline up to the bodice edge and thereafter abutted the raw edges of the ties and straight stitched to finish them.  Lastly, did a button hole on the side to feed the ties through. 


The dress went together effortlessly, taking about 6-8 hrs.  from start to finish.  To add to the urban flair I paired them with my favorite boots.... perfect pairing.   


Love everything about this dress, most importantly the comfort, simplicity and oh' the urban flair...lol


Until then,






12 comments:

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Love, love, love how you used the fabric for this dress. You have used that TNT pattern well! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Julie said...

Love this look! Happy New Year! Can't wait to see what you sew in 2016.

Sheila said...

Thank you Carolyn !

Sheila said...

Thank you Julie !

Kyle said...

WOW! Happy New Year!!

Sheila said...

Thank you Kyle !

Levone said...

Great looking dress!

L said...

Happy new year! That dress and those shoes!!!

Sheila said...

Thank you Levone !

Sheila said...

Happy New Year!!! Thank you L !

Frenie Agbayani said...

I love the attention to detail, although I admit that I'm too lazy a sewer to attempt anything like this.I'm so impressed. Great clothing patterns.

Sheila said...

Thank you French !