Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mississippi Avenue Dress

I told you on the Mississippi Avenue Top post that a dress was in the works. Well, the dress is done and ready.  I love the feel of the dress, it is like the perfect, easy-to-wear summer dress.  
Girls in the Garden - Mississippi Avenue Dress in Style Maker's Rayon Challis
I did make the longest length and then shortened it by 2-1/2 inches, that is the only change on this one.
The ties have been added  to this version, the fabric was perfect for the ties.

Girls in the Garden - Mississippi Avenue Dress in Style Maker's Rayon Challis


Every time I type out M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I, I am singing the little song in my head.  Anyone else? 




Girls in the Garden - Mississippi Avenue Dress in Style Maker's Rayon Challis

Girls in the Garden - Mississippi Avenue Dress in Style Maker's Rayon Challis
The fabric is a great Style Maker's Rayon Challis, is is wonderful. 
Girls in the Garden - Mississippi Avenue Dress in Style Maker's Rayon Challis
There isn't much more to say about the dress but it is quick and easy.  A cute style and fun to wear.
Tip of the post....
When sewing small width items (skinny), like spaghetti straps, ties, etc.  Don't watch the  seam allowance side.  Watch the left side, keeping the presser foot even with the left side of the fabric.  This will really help keep these skinny items straight and even the entire length.
If your machine has the capability to move the needle left or right then do that.  This will adjust where you are sewing but keeping the edge of the presser foot as a guide.
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6 comments:

  1. I really Iike this dress...and blue is definitely your color! Great tip, one I use often!

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  2. Great tip on watching the left side - makes total sense . Very pretty dress , I love the way the challis drapes so nicely .

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  3. Very flattering and carefree looking. Perfect summer dress.

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  4. What a great summer dress. It looks great on you!

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  5. Such a cute dress. Love the fabric and the style.

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  6. Very nice dress! And thanks for the tip.

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