Friday, September 28, 2012

I've made this dress six times...

And I'm not tired of it. 
In fact, I have it down to a science and can make this dress from cut out to hem in 7 hours. Yeah baby!




Hi everyone!

I think what makes this dress so fast is that it has no zipper or button placket. I trim the edges, wrap it and I'm out the door! Well, maybe not that quick :)


I mean, I've gotten this dress so down that I'm adding more detailing to it just because. Rick-rack, piping (mama loves piping), the color block on the drape of the skirt, so easy to make details.

I love adding those small touches as you all know. It just takes a day dress to an exciting dress. People have stopped me and given me so many compliments on the details.

For this last linen dress because I pipped the waistline, I decided to add some casing around the oval elastic loop. It turned out great.


I don't know if I'm going to make this dress again, but now I have to think about another wrap design that I can tweak as well as this one.


Super cute, right!!

It's so good to have a design that you are so comfortable with. One that fits so well, and one that I can make in my sleep. It feels like a success. Feels swell.

**random cat photo**
As for other things, I have a dye fail I'm going chat about tomorrow. The first dying I do since moving and it was a disaster. *sigh*

But when thinking about that great fit and making a pattern over and over, how about you, do you all have a pattern that you've taken the time to tweak and are just in love?

Have a great Friday!

6 comments:

MistressCatgirl said...

You look great in that dress. It's great when you can get a garment down in making time isn't it? Love the kitty. Fluffy toes.

sew vala said...

For me it would be the dress I choose for your Plain pattern project. All the same and yet so different. In fact today I have decided to join you on your new Make and Mend.

ROBIN said...

I love that dress. Is there a custom pattern available?

Shelley J said...

Thanks ladies. Robin, I was thinking about making a repro of this dress. The pattern takes a lot of paper, though. Ill look into it :)

Lottie Lee said...

I love the fabric you used! I really need to get into sewing again :) The dress looks great! I've got about 4 dresses of the same design just in different prints- when you're on to a good thing there's no reason to quit!

Stay Glamorous!

xxxLottie Lee

http://www.vintagewarbride.com

Helen Keyes said...

You look beautiful in the dress. I'm intending to wear simple dresses at home. It is casual outfit but very nice.

Lora@http://teflstore.com/tesol-cert/

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