Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Tunic Bible Dress finished

I so wanted this dress to be fabulous , but I'm not sure . 
I spent lots of time fitting the muslin. But then had to fit lots more on the dress. I think it still is too big in some areas & not as flattering g as I thought /hoped it would be. 
I wore it to a party last night , but I'm not sure what the issues are ? 
It is a stretch woven I got at Mood a few years ago during an NYC visit. I lined it with a mesh as I didn't have enough fabric left to make the binding & collar the pattern suggested . 
I love the print & fabric , but just not sure it's the right match of fabric & pattern style .
 I'm giving the Tunic Bible another try with something's no lighter weight . 
Happy Sewing 😍


  1. I really like your dress. I like how the green border almost makes it look like separates. Are you able to alter it and take it in in the spots you feel are too big? Was the muslin a stretch woven also? If not, that may be why your dress ended up bigger than you wanted. But I do like it on you!

  2. Thanks Tomasa -I love how you are always the first person to comment & always so positive !!!
    My muslin was not stretch woven which probably affected the fit -I never thought it would but thanks for the tip. I'm not sure how much I can take it in as there are no center seams . I can try to adjust the darts . Thanks for all the tips .

    1. Every fabric behaves differently so even if your muslin had been a stretch woven fabric, you probably would have found some discrepancies anyway. I think fit is certainly the most difficult part of sewing for sure!

    2. Saw you comment on my blog...I have an email in draft form that I will send you but I don't have your email address either. Please email me at Allure3606atgmaildotcom and I will reply with some suggestions. So glad you will be able to visit NYC's garment district!

  3. Don't know if you saw my email response to your comment so I am replying via this comment! Below are some fabric stores in NYC garment district that I like...

    1. Mood Fabrics, 225 West 37th Street betwn 7th and 8th Avenues, 3rd floor, phone: 212-730-5003. There are 3 floors of fabric. The amount of fabric is overwhelming but it is certainly worth a visit. You might even see the famous Swatch the dog. There is a small home dec storefront on the ground level but the fashion fabrics are on the 3rd floor, inside an office building.

    2. B&J Fabrics, 525 7th Avenue at 38th Street, 2nd floor of an office building, 212-354-8150. Beautiful high end fabrics….can be expensive.

    3. Metro Textiles, 265 West 37th Street, betwn 7th and 8th Avenues, Suite 908, ph 212-209-0004. Open Monday through Friday only. It’s a small space but stacked with tons of fabric at reasonable prices.

    4. Pacific Trimming, 220 West 38th Street, betwn 7th and 8th Avenues, open Monday through Saturday. Ph 212-279-9310. This store has tons of zippers, all types of hardware for making handbags, buckles….lots of buttons toward the back of the store.

    5. SIL Thread, 257 West 38th Street, betwn 7th and 8th Avenue, 212-997-8949. Across the street from Pacific Trimming…SIL Thread has, as its name implies, tons of thread. It also has sewing notions, pattern paper, fabric dye, interfacing.

    6. M&J Trim, 1008 6th Avenue, 212-391-6200, between 37th and 38th Streets. This stores is stocked from floor to ceiling with all kinds of trim, buttons, snaps, rivets, ribbons.

    7. NY Elegant Fabrics, 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue, 212-302-4980. This store has 2 floors full of fabric. They can be pricey but you can always be assured of good quality.

    As you make your way to these stores, you will find other fabric stores. There are lots of little fabric shops on 38th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. The fabrics are hit or miss but you can definitely find some beautiful fabrics at bargain prices at these little stores. You just have to know your fabrics.


  4. Thanks sooooooo much Tomasa I apologize that I never responded . I slipped my mind so thank you for all the lovely information . I will be going to the garment district on June 8. Again thanks for your thoughtfulness!!