I made a dress last night! Now this may not seem out of the ordinary to the rest of you, but I have been making a coat for the last month (post coming soon) and I had almost forgotten that it is possible to make something in one day. Anyway I saw this post by Tricia and loved it. I had two yards of cream cotton knit in my stash so I decided to make a dress instead of shirt so it wouldn’t be total and blatant copying. I also had this idea that this dress would look great with the perfect skinny red belt and red high heels. Unfortunately I do not posses the said shoes and belt so this dress had been hanging out in the back of my mind since August. Then a couple of weeks ago I found the perfect shoes on sale for 11 dollars, only in navy not red. Then I found the perfect skinny belt also in navy at the salvation army for a quarter. Well when the sewing universe speaks I listen so navy it is and I gotta say I love it.
I love this dress because it looks nice but is soooo comfy (it should be I used an old t-shirt for the pattern). I have an old shirt that got a whole in the front so I took it apart and have been using it as a pattern for a while now, so I thought why not lengthen it and make a dress.
I also wanted long sleeves, but I ran out of fabric. Since the sewing universe is guiding me on this dress I shouldn’t be surprised that I love the elbow length. “Thank you sewing Gods for making me run out of fabric”.
Side view with the shoes. Doesn’t it look like I am greatly contemplating something. I am really thinking “suck in the stomach, stand up straight”.
Close up of the ruffle. I decided to make a fabric flower to add a little more navy. I more or less followed Blair’s tutorial to make it. I did it on a pin so if I ever get sick of it I can just take it off. This flower is a great way to use up all those scraps we are always keeping even though we know we could never make anything out of them. So there you go. I really like this dress, I made it almost entirely with my serger, “I love you Roberto!” (yes I name my serger it feels better to have it named so I have “someone” to yell at when it isn’t working right). Have a great week and happy sewing:).