Second Senna Dress

IMG_20140924_091615And here it is! Lindsay sent all of her pattern testers a final version of the Senna Dress, Skirt and Top. The testing process went quite well and I ended up with a wearable muslin that I posted earlier.

IMG_9166Lindsay really took into consideration all of the testers’ advise, resulting in an incredible pattern that is currently for sell right here. It is easy to sew and very flattering. I think it would look great on most body shapes.

IMG_20140924_091904I made my second Senna Dress out of black stretch cotton with lycra that I purchased from the Dharma Company. I also have the same fabric in white with plans to do a Shibori dye technique to it.

IMG_20140924_091632One of the improvements to the pattern was to use 1/4 inch elastic, instead of elastic thread, which doesn’t work well on thicker fabrics. This really made a big difference in the elasticity of the shirring technique on the sides. It really holds it’s shape well.

IMG_20140924_091710I cut my second Senna a size larger from the waist down. I thought my first one fit a little too snug. I sewed the whole thing together using my serger and coverstitch machines. It was quick and easy! I highly recommend the Senna and I can’t wait to see what else Lindsay comes up with.

IMG_20140924_091856Over at The Monthly Stitch, it’s a Frocktober Theme, which means sew and post dresses! I love making dresses, so I’ll be joining in on the fun over there.

IMG_20140924_091635When I look closely at the back neck, I can see that I stretched the neck binding a little too much, causing some ripples. Next time, I won’t stretch it so much. We’re always learning something as we sew, right?


Happy Sewing!

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3 Responses to Second Senna Dress

  1. Ebi Poweigha says:

    Ooh la la, what a sexy dress! Bindings are definitely tricky to apply.

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  2. Nana says:

    The black version looks very good on. A very sleek, sexy style. I am learning new things each time I tackle a knit project. Necks are very tough for me. But you did a great job.

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  3. Super cute! I’m definitely going to have to try this pattern out. You look great!

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