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Sneak Peek: KS 3408

2011 May 11
by elizabeth_admin


I am in a state of disbelief.  I thought I would be down to the wire tonight still sewing KS 3408 until the wee hours, but I finished it at a decent hour last night.  Can you believe it?  I’m still pinching myself. 

Now if only Jack had let me go to bed then, but he’s sick, so I had to stay up for a while and watch him breathe.  I know, it sounds funny, but he has breathing problems and when he’s sick they get worse.  And of course, it always happens at night when you want to sleep.  He’s ok now though.

I loved how using the rolled hem function on the serger sped up the construction process.  If I had gone the facing route, I would still be sewing tonight.  Instead, I can clean the apt, do laundry and pack tonight.  Phew! 

I don’t have any detail pics yet; just an impromptu ubiquitous bathroom iPhone photo that a co-worker took for me.  I promise a full review with lots of pictures once I’m back from PR weekend in Chicago (will I see you there?) which is taking place this weekend. 

Down and dirty notes on this make:

  • Am definitely going to make this again – if you can find the pattern on eBay or wherever, d0!
  • LOVE the rolled hem edges – what a time saver!!!
  • Need to stabilize the neck edges first next time though – maybe with fusible interfacing?
  • I wasn’t able to forgo the use of wearing a cami – I think it has more to do with having a full bust rather than the neckline though
  • I made my ties a little too long I think
  • Choose a more stable knit for this dress next time – the rayon spandex knit I chose is a little too heavy and not stable enough for the weight of this dress and it’s a little clingy if you know what I mean.
  • I love black and white abstract prints.  LOVE. THEM.
  • I am so glad Robin suggested that I try this pattern.  Thanks Robin!


Et voilá…


Happy sewing everyone!

14 Responses leave one →
  1. May 11, 2011

    You look really cute! Wow – packing tonight huh? Leaving tomorrow or Friday morning?

  2. May 11, 2011

    It looks awesome and I love the print, too. I definitely want to see some close shots of the rolled hem treatment!

  3. May 11, 2011

    Very cute! Wow are you fast. I love the black and white too.

  4. May 11, 2011

    SUPER CUTE!!! I love it on you!

  5. May 11, 2011

    Very pretty… I guess I need to give this pattern a try.. since I’ve had it for some time now.

  6. May 11, 2011

    Very nice! Your knit dresses always look great – look forward to seeing it uncovered!

  7. May 11, 2011

    Great dress! Have a wonderful and safe trip!

  8. May 11, 2011

    Looks good! Enjoy the weekend and tell us all about it when you get back.

  9. May 11, 2011

    Yeah, that did it. Looks great on you too. Have fun on your trip and bring something back for me too.

  10. May 12, 2011

    That’s glorious, it looks so good! Doesn’t look overly clingy to me, although it’s so hard to tell in photos.

  11. May 12, 2011

    Love the dress! It’s very classic DVF, especially in that beautiful print. I am glad that Jack is feeling better. Have a wonderful trip – I am very envious!

  12. May 13, 2011

    Looks fab!!
    Enjoy the PR weekend. 🙂

  13. May 14, 2011

    I’ve just ordered some black and white jersey on ebay that this pattern would be perfect for. Your dress is very perfect for you.

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