5/19/2018

Metamorphic Dress Sew-A-long

Photo courtesy of Sew Liberated















Me in my silky Metamorphic-- first time I sewed a slippery fabric and taffeta together.





June 1 begins the Sew-A-Long for the Metamorphic Dress! That's less than two weeks away--can you believe it? 



Stephanie of Modern Sewsciety is my partner on this one-- she's my Podcast FAVE. I often pop a podcast on while sewing because it feels like I have friends in the room with me--nearly anyway! 









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Description 

The Metamorphic Dress is a wardrobe-building dress for all seasons. Featuring a high/low waist seam and complete reversibility, it's inspired by the possibility of layers - wear it with the tiered skirt and patch pockets, or flip it inside out and enjoy a basic, single-layer pinafore with in-seam pockets. Layer it over jeans, leggings, or a midi-length Stasia Dress, or layer it under your favorite woven tee or knitted cardigan. Wear it on the beach over your swimsuit or favorite short-sleeve, fitted knit tee. The fit is easy, with no bodice darts and plenty of room for the waist. (It is drafted for a D-cup and below.)



***NOTE----I am a D cup and I wear this without a problem. 
If you're larger than a D I'd say size up one level.




Here's Meg (designer) of Sew Liberated in her Metamorphic, layered over jeans. GENIUS!

(Isn't she so adorbs?!) 

Photo courtesy of Meg McElwee







Here's the breakdown:



Schedule


June 1 Week one:  Discussion of sizing, cutting out pattern, and beginning steps of sewing.  


June  8 Week two: Sewing steps gathering, sew bodice to skirt, and shoulder seams  

June 15 Week three: neck seams + burrito method of sewing together

June 22 Week four: Side seams, hem, finishing up. Talk about layering / styling ideas. Wrap up.










Supplies


Choose a fabric with a nice drape, such as sand washed rayon or silk noil. For a more structured dress you can use cotton ikat or linen.
  • 44"-wide fabric: 2.5 yards for the top layer and 2 5/8 yards for the under layer
  • 54"-wide fabric: 2 1/8 yards for the top layer and 2 1/4 yards for the under layer



I have made Metamorphic in linen, silky poly blends, taffeta, and chambray all with good success. I made one in modal that didn't turn out so well. The modal dress was pulling too much on the shoulder seams--where a lot of the weight sits. Keep this in mind when picking fabric. 



I highly rec silk noil. It's a lot like cotton in texture, slubbier, and NOT silky/slippery. You can get it here in many colors. Stonemountain and Daughter stock kits in  sand washed rayon as well. 


Stonemountain and Daughter are graciously providing a discount to our participants - use the code below at checkout to save some cash.











Video will be uploaded for each step, so don't worry if written word isn't your thing. I'll have photos too-- it's our goal to make this as simple as possible for you to follow along.



Weekly posts feel less intense, in my opinion. No need to "check in" daily or anything.



Questions are welcomed. 

We will do our best to answer you. If we don't know the answer, we will try to find out for you. 
However----
please note this dress does not have closures, so there won't be extensive fitting issues to deal with. I am not a trained seamstress but self taught. Keep this in mind, as I won't be able to tell you how to adjust it into a jumpsuit with four zippers and inset bias sleeves and a shelf bra OK? OK.







Did I mention there will be prizes?!!!


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Our gracious Sponsors are still coming in with more prizes as we speak. The full reveal will be June 1.   



We hope to see you sewing with us!



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5 comments:

  1. These are so adorable and so versatile!!

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