With summer approaching, I cannot resist another Lisa dress, this time in Telio rayon/cotton voile from Fabric.com. Actually, several of my long Lisas have been in this fabric. It is a delight to sew and wear. The combo of rayon and cotton makes a wonderful voile..
The Lisa pattern (the side light is the inspiration for the longer, ruffled versions I’ve made, 4 of them!):
A change-up – this dress is the original pattern, length, etc. Sewing notes
- I sew the size small in this pattern.for the original version, 3 yd @ 54w (add a yard for a ruffle).
- As before I used a facing on the neckline. I think it makes a world of difference in how the dress looks, hangs, and wears.
- My serger obsession – I always practice and adjust both my serger and my sewing machine before any project. A skewed serge can destroy the lines of a garment.
- How to hem – if you do a double-fold narrow hems on voile or challis, they are likely to turn up and fly or fold to the inside, keeping you awake at night. This hem is serged and turned up 3/4″, and I know from other garments that it will behave.
Pics! I had to change the battery in my Xenova camera remote thingie to get things going. Having done that, I feel totally empowered…
Awesome – I was wearing something else all day, to an appointment for a DEXA scan, to the grocery – but I changed into this dress for photos. Think I’ll just go with this, incredibly comfortable, and I feel pretty 🙂