Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Fear of cutting

Do you have fear of cutting fabric? Even after so many years of sewing I have that fear occassionally. Like with the project I’m currently working on. 

My daughter will attend a wedding in a few weeks and asked me to make her dress. She had found a photo on Pinterest of the dress she would like. My daughter, like me, likes non-fussy garments, so the lines of this dress are not complicated. Easy-peasy you might think but simple lines require precision. The fabric is a lovely silk in an unconventional width. 

The inspiration photo

You get the general idea, but details are to be decided upon by yourself😊.  

I decided on princess seams and made a pattern, based on very old Burda pattern.

The fabric is laid out on the floor and I have added the pattern pieces and indicated cutting lines with chalk. Now finding the courage to cut it! And in case you’re wondering: I did make a muslin first.


  1. Yes! Cutting is terrifying! But you have laid this out so well, and you have plenty of fabric, it’s sure to go well. Lovely dress!

  2. Zelden heb ik knipangst. Maar ik teken wel altijd vooraf de naadwaarde eraan en maak ook papieren patronen van de dingen die naar maar geknipt moeten worden. Pas als ik alles overzichtelijk op de stof heb gelegd met de goede draadrichting ga ik knippen. Ik doe het vaak op de grond omdat ik dan meer ruimte heb. Mooi model trouwens. Groetjes Dorothé