April 14, 2014

Sew Sexy Modern Wiggle Dress


Sexy is not what I typically strive for in my everyday appearance, however I like most other women have my sexy days and then... my NOT so sexy days. That being said, what is more sexy than gals that can make their own garments? I say not much, but I might be biased. And yet I am not alone, the Sew Sexy Sew-Along was cooked up just to further prove this fact. 

My least sexy days are when I am self-conscious of overly exposed areas so in an effort to be true to personal sexy sewing I opted for a modern take on a wiggle dress. The pattern is Butterick 5383 (OOP)
My fabrics are a mustard stretch satin base with a dotted netting overlay, both from the stash. The netting is reminiscent of sheer stockings and those are rarely voted unsexy. For each cut piece the netting overlay was basted to the mustard backer fabric. This allowed me to treat the 2 fabrics as one and simply construct the pattern without lining, to finish the raw edges the seams were serged together.
Inner garment view:
front
back

I adapted the pattern for less form fitting skirt per my personal comfort level, which was in turn unkind to the front midsection ruching I may go back and remove some extra width and tighten up those gathers, TBD.
I executed my standard modifications, broad back and square shoulder.
The pattern had a lovely contrast double V collar band which played rather nicely with my strong, broad shoulders. For the contrast I used a solid black stretch sateen. Now that is a sexy fabric if there ever was one; it stitches and presses like sexy magic. 
I also added sleeves again for my personal comfort. To add a touch of  sexiness to the sleeve I added a self drafted  sleeve band in  the stretch sateen I made the sleeve bands with points to play off the V-neck line. 

13 comments:

  1. Chic and sexy, great looking dress.

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  2. You look sooo sexy - and adorable as always. Great work with the fabrics!

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  3. Ohhhh lala lalala!!! Tres segzy!! In a subtle way. I love it. Great job.

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  4. You look sensational, that neckline is super flattering!

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  5. Nailed it -- do you mind sometime writing about how you kept your layers from shifting? Or did you treat the mustard fabric as though it were lining?

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    1. Yes, thank you! I will update it sorry for the oversight.

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  6. Modest Sexy! I love what you did with the lace.

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  7. Love this dress....the contrast V neck is perfect!

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  8. I love it! It is a sexy dress! Love the deep V-neck and the fabric is fabulous :)

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Happy sewing!
Melody

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