Who else is totally excited about sewing this dress? When I heard that the Miz Mozelle pattern would be used for our next sew-along I was practically giddy with excitement! I’ve had my eye on this dress for a long time and this is the perfect excuse to get off my fanny and sew it.
Before I cut my pattern out, I traced it onto some pattern paper. I like to trace my patterns rather than cutting them out directly because I am then able to save all the pattern sizes; just in case I need to make a smaller/large size sometime later. Also, most pattern tracing paper is more durable and will last longer than the tissue-like paper that patterns are printed on.
After gathering up all my supplies I decided to first make a muslin. Making a muslin isn’t a required step but I always find that it is a good idea when trying out a new pattern for the first time. Making a muslin first will insure the fit of your garment and allows you to make any adjustments in the pattern before you cut into your fabric.
When cutting out the pattern pieces, I like to use a rotary cutter. It makes things move along quick and easily, which is great for me because cutting out the pieces is always my least favorite part of sewing ;).
This dress has a pretty pain-free construction and the instructions are an absolute dream. Every step is very well illustrated and easy to follow, this is my first time using a Jamie Christina pattern and I am loving it!
The step that was the most challenging for me was the bias tape around the keyhole, but because of the excellent instructions I was able to make it come together with no problems. Just make sure to use lots of pins and notch the curves and you will be just fine.
I just finished the gathering on the sleeves and attaching them to the bodice! All I have left to do is attach the collar, sew the skirt and make the sash! I’ve very happy about how the dress it turning out and I’m already thinking about what fabric I want to use for my next Miz Mozelle. I can’t wait to see all the different dresses that everyone comes up with!