This dress is a dream come true. When I was in college I had a princess line dress which I absolutely loved. It was well made in a lovely rust red printed fabric with a belt in self fabric. In memory of my favourite dress I drafted this one. The princess seams lend elegance so I decided to keep it really simple. The dress has an invisible zipper on the left. At the hem, instead of a double fold I overlocked the edge, folded it once and used the catch stitch to hem it.
This video by Colleen G Lea helped me a lot in sewing the princess seams : Sewing a princess seam. Love all of Colleen’s videos.
Once the princess seams turned out well I went ahead and overlocked all the seams with the overlock foot. It takes longer than the overlock machine but I’m glad I did it.
My steam iron is, well…out of steam. I had to make do with dry ironing which isn’t the best thing when the fabric is a bit difficult to iron. Buying a good steam iron is on the top of my to do list now.
What I like about this dress is that its very versatile. Looks good belted or without and also goes very well with my beautiful blue necklace.