New Dress

By Stephanie

I love dressing up.  But I have a hard time finding dresses that are long enough.  I am 5’9”.  I like knee length but that usually means above knee.  I like just below.   Jo-Ann's had a great sale on fabric (60% off) and Simplicity patterns were $1.00.  So for under $20.00 including zipper, button and interfacing I had stuff to make me a new dress. 

TIP: Pattern sizes are NOT the same as regular dress patterns.  Do not be alarmed if you pattern is in the teens and you normally don’t wear that size.  Go by measurements.

But I was nervous.  I make stuff for my kids all the time.  But they don’t have curves (okay, I don’t have top curves either, just bottom ones).  And I didn’t want to waste time or money.  But I set out in uncharted territory, determined.

Sewing is great.  In one or two afternoons you can take a few yards of fabric and create something totally different.  I love how patterns are like puzzle pieces you fit together.  I love how you see it all come together. 

And if you are going to sew clothes, you NEED a serger.  It doesn’t have to be expensive.  Mine was a birthday present from my mom.  It came from Wal-Mart.   It is a bugger to thread, but it is awesome and I couldn’t sew clothing without it.  Thanks mom.

Here it is…my new dress.  Yes I am sucking in.  Yes, I need spanks under this.  And PLEASE ignore that background stuff.  My sewing space, blah…


Here is a better pic of the cool collar..the reason I chose this pattern.


It does have belt loops I can add in and do a belt…not sure…what do you think??

1 comment:

  1. Whatever....as soon as I saw the photo of the dress (BEFORE I read your little journaling) I thought, "Wow, Steph looks great"! The dress is so fun. Love the collar. You inspire me. Great to talk to you today!