Monday, March 29, 2010

Finished ~ Studio Style Camisole Dress

I will try and post some better pictures while my hubby is home over the weekend. I was so excited to be finished that Soren & I tried our darnedest to get one decent picture. Failed, but here it is anyway!

(Please excuse the no makeup and undone hair. I'm not going to lie to you....that's how I normally role.)

Sizing: I cut out a medium per the books sizing chart. I am 5' 10" 130 pounds and wear a size 4. My measurements are Bust 35 Waist 28 Hips 36 . I think I could have cut out a small mainly because this dress lacks the stenciling and applique. The more stitches you add to the dress the less give the fabric has. I have some wrinkling in the back (not sure is cutting a size small will fix this) and a little room in the bust. I can see where you want a snug fit as this dress is heavy and the fabric will stretch as you wear it.

Assembly:  This dress goes together just as it should.  Mrs Chanin you are my hero!  Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see pattern pieces fit together so nicely.  This is a time consuming project but totally suitable for the novice seamstress.  I would also like to mention that I used 75 yards (spool and a half) of button thread.

More pictures at my Alabama Studio Style Flickr Set .
Happy stitching!


  1. The dress is gorgeous! Congratulations!

  2. Ahh, so pretty! I thought you were stenciling it, but now I see that it's a different color you stenciled. You inspired me last night to sit with my skirt panels and stitch for a few hours. Now I think I'll do the same tonight. Maybe I need to visit your flickr set every night?