Sunday, September 27, 2015

September MAGAM completed!

My September MAGAM Challenge is completed and I am super happy with it!  This has to be the best fitting dress I think I have ever made!

The top portion of the dress is Butterick 5353, combined with New Look 6224 for the bottom.

The Butterick skirt is more of a straight skirt and I prefer a fuller skirt that twirls better!

 I added piping to the neckline and waistline using some very unconventional supplies.  Trying to use what I had on hand, the fabric is a turquoise lycra that happened to match perfectly.  The inside of the piping is cording used to pull curtains up and down - not sure why I had this in the stash, but it turns out it makes great piping!!

Here's the neckline piping.  The dress is fully lined with a lightweight cotton.  I would normally use a rayon lining, but again, trying to use what I had on hand, the lightweight cotton was a dream to work with.  The two natural fibers worked so well together that I don't think I will ever use rayon again to line a linen garment.

After asking my readers and my local sewing guild their definition of a sewing stash, I've determined that anything you buy that doesn't have a specific purpose/pattern/idea in mind and ends up in the closet is considered part of the stash.  Soooo, based on this new determination that a fabric doesn't need to "age" for awhile before it is considered part of the stash, this garment was too a stashbushin project.

Blue/Green Linen - 2 yards
White cotton lining - 2 yards
Practice muslin fabric - .75 yards
Blue lycra for piping - .25
Total for this garment - 5 yards!

This brings my YTD total to 46.375 yards!!  Whoop!  Whoop!!

Happy sewing everyone!


  1. Great dress and great job making it. Your piping is beautiful. Ilove piping and often use drapery cord. I also like Number three crochet thread. Nice work!

    1. Thanks Bunny! Now I know what the cord is called!

  2. What a lovely dress. Your muslin to get the fit right was definitely worth it. The bodice neckline is beautifully flat and fits just right. TS

  3. A lovely summer dress and the piping finishes it off beautifully. I line natural fibre dresses with a natural fibre lining. Keeps it cool :) x

  4. Very cute,it looks good on you!I looooove it.
    Neck line is perfect:-)