Unlike my Sorbetto top where I started with a pattern before going in search of the perfect fabric, this time I started with the fabric and then worked out what to make. This particular fabric has a white net overlaid with a cotton print featuring plastic sequins and cut out sections (so you can see the net fabric underneath). I have had it in my stash for around 6 years or so, and have already made a top from it. It is from the Remnant Warehouse, bought when the store was still located in Marrickville. I decided a maxi dress was just what my wardrobe needed, and a good way to use up the rest of this piece of fabric. I was also quite lucky that I had a piece of plain blue cotton in the stash that matched perfectly, which I used to line the dress to the knee, and bind the neck and armholes.
I had a go using Vilene E12 Armhole Tape around the neck and armhole edges before adding an outside bind on these edges. I must say this tape does give a nice edge. Can you believe I've never used it before? I'll be sure to find myself a bulk supplier now! It saves me having to use interfaced facings.
|Armhole and Neck Tape in place|