I want to share with you another Sugar Plum I made. I had made several Sugar Plums with dark bottoms and I had this gorgeous neon coral ponte from Sawyer Brook fabrics that I thought would look amazing with black. Only I switched it up and put the bright color on the bottom!
Side note: I found this fabric originally from a post Diary of a Sewing Fanatic did with her subscriber exclusive email and I stalked the website daily until they released it to the public. And they were sold out! But there was a slight problem with my order of the other items (buttons backordered), and by the time my order was ready to ship, they had the neon coral back in stock so I got it! And FYI, this same fabric came in a ridiculously beautiful neon chartreuse and yes, I have it
For the bodice I used a black crepe de chine I got from Fabric Mart that I also used on my Colette Jasmine blouse. Crepe de chine is my favorite fabric to sew with. However, I recommend something drapier if you are going to make View A. Mine works…but just barely. The fabric is a little thicker than I would like. I made all my Sugar Plums out of a variety of different fabrics so I could see how each would react. So while the flounces are a little puffier than I would normally like, I still love the finished version.
For this version, I took my cue from the variation options suggested in the instructions. (haha yes I know I wrote them) I used matching, contrasting thread to do the rolled hem on the neck and flounces. Finding a matching woolly nylon was hard. Now woolly nylon isn’t required, I just like to use it for rolled hems since it spreads and covers so beautifully. This one doesn’t match exactly, but it is pretty close.
I also added the trim to the waistband which I ended up doing to all my Sugar Plums. I just like the look so much! For this one, the crepe de chine was too thick for the bias trim so I used pre-packaged black bias tape. And I stitched it on with a matching, 30 weight rayon thread so the topstitching is the same neon coral as the bottom. All these tiny little details really give it a RTW finish. I used my blind hem foot to run the blade along the edge of the fabric to make sure I got a perfectly straight stitch.
Enough talk! More pictures!
I wore this version to my friends birthday dinner and got so many compliments! It is unusual to see the dark color on the top, so I wanted to try it out. Plus I needed to use this pretty neon coral ponte that was burning a hole in my stash. I love how it turned out, and I still have more for future projects!
Don’t forget that you can get your very own physical copy of Sugar Plum for 15% off if you use the code sugar15plum and order by October 10th!
The sew-along will start on October 27th and the badges are already available in the sidebar. The sew-along will cover everything in great detail from choosing your fabrics, to tips and tricks to make your sewing easier.
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