Tessuti are running another competition which closes tonight! I bought the fabric a while ago and pinned a few ideas to my pinterest board but like always, left it literally to the last minute (again!).
Update: I was awarded a runner up prize! Thankyou so much Tessuti!
The competition requires that you use Tessuti’s fabric which is a Jersey that comes in black/natural or ecru/natural. Make whatever YOU like! Sew something that suits you and that you’d like to wear. Sounds like a fun project.
I bought a couple of meters of both colourways but chose ecru/natural for the dress I had in mind. The fabric is beautiful. It is a really nice mid weight jersey which is gorgeous to sew.
I instantly loved a Sauce dress I found on ASOS which is a simple little dress but is a little edgy with a fringe in the same fabric. It’s such a fun dress and I like to think that I’m a fun girl. I used a Kwik Sew pattern 3777 for the dress which is actually a top so I added a few inches to make a short dress. As I was on holiday’s when I made the dress I didn’t have an overlocker on hand so I used a very narrow zig zag and a stretch needle. I used a twin needle for the hem.
I then made the fringe by cutting a wide strip of the jersey, cutting slits and then pulling it so the fabric curled. It looked just like the Sauce dress so I was pretty happy with that.
I attached the fringe by hand sewing in place and then top stitching so the fringe faces away from the centre front.
I am really happy with the way it has turned out. I have more fabric so I might try a top next time with the same fringe technique.