Lady Liberty

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To make the long story short, this post was due on July 4. Yes, it is mid-September. I’ll just say that I lost a bit of my motivation on this dress after the first couple of hours. Finally, over Labor Day weekend, I made myself labor over this dress until it was finished. I am so glad that I did complete it!

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When I first got this fabric from the Mood in New York City, I thought it was the perfect material to use for this dress I had been loving. It is a satin silk. And on top of that, the fabric is the same color as the Statue of Liberty. What could be better than a Statue of Liberty dress made out of New York fabric?!

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The design of the Modcloth dress that I copied was so unique but also risky. Making the pattern was definitely a project in itself. But I am glad for the practice. Also, I think this pattern is very flattering! I did have one recurring problem throughout the whole process– puckering seams. Does anyone have any advice for sewing with lightweight fabrics and keeping the fabric from puckering at the seams?

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10 thoughts on “Lady Liberty

    • I’m glad you think so! The lining definitely shows the puckering problem, but I think the outside is much better because I used a different machine. Thank you a ton!

  1. Your dress is beautiful. Your bow is just right. My sister says the puckers look like they belong there. She says you might try using a smaller needle and a lighter weight thread and see if that helps. It might make a difference in the direction you sew the seam–start sewing at widest part and sew toward narrowest.

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