Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Dress Challenge 2011 - NL 6824

Finally, I decided on the dress I will make for the Summer Dress Challenge 2011. The challenge is from June 1st through the 15th. I'm using silk dupioni (Fishman's), silk organza and cotton muslin (New Rainbow) to make the pink view with scoop neckline (NL6824). This will be the forth time around for this pattern.

As part of the goodie bag (PR Weekend in Chicago), I received the May issue of Threads magazine. It's loaded with techniques and tutorials that will help improve sewing skills. Susan Khalje's article on underlining gave me a whole new prospective on underlining garments. I'll incorporate some of her principles into this garment.

This, of course, will be one of many posts about my experience. I hope it's interesting and helpful to you. Thirteen days to go. Hmmm.., We will see how it goes. No doubt I will finish the dress. By the deadline, that's questionable. Lol

Happy Sewing,


  1. I wish you luck and I believe the result will be wonderful.


    Eilane - Brazil

  2. GASP I did not see that issue at all when I went to BN!! It looks like a must have.

  3. Oooh yeah! It's going to be interesting to learn from ya!

  4. I does look like a great read and I wish you the best of luck with this project...I know the outcome is going to be absolutely stunning no matter when you complete it!!

  5. That is a really good Treads issue. I look forward to seeing the outcome of this dress, and you know I love that fabric since I purchased it at PR Weekend as well.

  6. I just signed up for the challenge too. I can't wait!

  7. That is gonna be a great dress!! Before I read, I could see you in the pink dress.BTW, I have not heard of Fishman'a( Fishman Fine Fabrics?) in a long time, I didn't realize they were still in business.
    Can't wait to see your dress!

  8. Can't wait to see your dress and learn some new techniques through your experience!

  9. That fabric is gorgeous and looking forward to your dress and the techniques used to underline it.



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