This summer, I have been putting my sewing machine into good use. It is an older Singer sewing machine with tabletop and detachable discs for various types of stitch patterns. I had it for almost 10 years now–I remembered walking into a thrift store one day, in hope to find a sewing machine. A lady at the counter came up to me and asked if I wanted to buy a sewing machine. I was taken quite by surprise-how could she know that? Anyway, the price was within my budget and a very nice shopper, who happens to live on my street offered to load the sewing machine unto his truck and drove me home. How sweet of him!
So back to this post. This dress was made with viscose jersey fabric that had been pre-dyed with onions skin; bundled around an old rusty can; and boiled in eucalyptus and barks dye-bath. Initially, I wanted to make this dress from a Butterick pattern, but later decided to modified it to my own design. For a layered look, I’ve added a triangular piece of fabric along the side of the dress.
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