DIY LEATHER DRESS USING MCCALL #8139
HI DARLINGS! I just gotta tell you that I am utterly in love with this leather DIY dress. I am going to make it again in red because it is HOT!!! I used MCCALL #8139 VIEW A. This is a really simple pattern to sew and if you have made a button-up shirt then this is a breeze. If you want to learn to sew visit SEWITACADEMY.COM
I picked up some stretch faux leather which we will be stocking soon at MELANATEDFABRICS.COM It wasnt hard to sew with if you know some basics.
FAUX LEATHER TIPS
Use a rotary cutter
Don’t pin it, use wonder clips instead because you will leave marks in your leather.
Make sure you go slow if you need to because you can’t remove stitched without leaving holes in the fabric.
In some cases you may need a Teflon foot or a roller foot so that your presser foot doesn’t stick to the leather, This faux leather did not stick so I was able to use my regular foot.
Always test your thread and needle on scrap leather. I used a topstitching needle instead of a leather needle because this was rather thin.