I recently acquired an electric sewing machine and have been busy getting the hang of using it. This sissy dress is my first effort. I didn't actually make the dress from scratch but altered an existing one. The dress was a bit on the small side for me so the first thing I did was to cut the back out, so now it is very snug on me but I can at least get it off again without a huge struggle!
I bought a few yards of lace on eBay for a couple of pounds and this evening was the first opportunity I have had to have a go. Previously I had tried the machine out on a few scraps of material to try out stitch sizes etc Now to try it for real! (I only made a couple of mistakes which were easily unpicked), first off I did the hem which seemed the easiest to try - and so it was, so emboldened I did the sleeves too - the lace was a bit stretchy and it was a bit of a knack to stretch the lace slightly while stitching it to the hems on the dress but I'm pleased with the results. I also took a pair of white kneesocks and stitched some lace around the tops - easy peasy!
I have wanted some socks with lace on for ages but was always put off by the prices people wanted for them on ebay - well now i can have as many as I want. I have ordered a book on how to make your own skirts from Amazon and think I have really got the sewing bug now and I will make my own lacy frilly sissy dress eventually, when I figure out all the techniques and get a pattern.
anyone else into this?