Friday, June 24, 2011

Finally, Some Sewing!

I didn't mean to take a two-week hiatus!  Summer just gets crazy, you know?  Last weekend I went camping, then I had plans on Tuesday and Wednesday, so there just wasn't any time to sew.  Last night I had a couple hours, so I put together almost a whole dress.

My friend Sara is getting married in Colorado next Friday, and I have nothing to wear.  It's casual-ish and the bride is going to be in cowboy boots.  I first bought this dress, which everyone hated.

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Okay, so the boots look terrible.  But I like the dress!  I felt like a daffodil in it, and they are my FAVORITE flower.  Plus, isn't the skirt nice and flirty?  Apparently the cape is "ridiculous" and "too costumey".  Boo!

Then I bought this dress from Etsy. 

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It's gorgeous, but HUGE.  I don't know if the measurements listed were wrong or what, but it seemed like it was going to be my size and it was four inches too big all over.

I don't really want to wear something I've already worn (it feels less special) so I made something!  I used Simplicity 5822 and made the sleeveless full-skirt version on the bottom left.

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It only took three hours to put together, and I didn't even have to look at the instructions.  It was a really easy dress.  It still needs a zipper, a hem, and buttons, but I am saving that for Tuesday when I'm going to a friend's house to do crafty things.

Mike wasn't home to take a picture of it on me, so picture it with a tulle petticoat and a pair of retro heels.  Should I wear a bow in my hair like the model?

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It was a super easy pattern, and I'll definitely make it again in a different fabric. Have a great weekend!

10 comments:

  1. Really adorable. I think I have this pattern! I say YES to the bow! You're such a cutey, you can get away with that cute retro hair!

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  2. Beautifiul dress - the style is fabulous - I love that collar. The fabric is very pretty - just right!

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  3. Very cute, and of course you'll have to wear a bow in your hair!

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  4. Such a lovely dress! And yes to the bow!!!

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  5. I love that pattern and I can't wait to see the dress on you! Oh and a definite 'yes' to the bow ;o)

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  6. That is really pretty, I like both of your other dresses too, maybe a slight re-make on them would make them fit ad feel less costumey.

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  7. That fabric is lovely! Where was it from, I want some like that but in cream to make a lovely summery dress. Also, that collar is really cute :)

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  8. Vogue Fabrics in Chicago. Stay away from the fabrics.com eyelet, I bought three yards and it feels like plastic.

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  9. I love it. But I also really, really love the daffodil dress. You should still wear it to some event sometime and feel like a beautiful flower! It's great!!

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  10. Fabulous! Incredibly beautiful, love the necklace.

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