SO…my blogging isn’t going quite as well as I had anticipated. My blogging is not going as OFTEN as I had anticipated. I was shooting for a new blog each week, and you can see how well that has worked out. I HAVE, however, been doing some things in the sewing room, so now I actually have something to talk about!
We attended a wedding in October which (of course) required new dresses for the girls in the house (that would be me and my dd). My daughter swims in ready-to-wear clothes because she is tall and skinny. (I use that as my excuse for why I HAVE to sew for her!) I have had success making two sizes smaller than her RTW garments, but lengthening a TON! She looks beautiful in her “slim” dresses…oh how I wish I had that problem!
SO, for the wedding, I let her pick out a pattern and some awesome fabric from our local quilting shop. I was surprised at the fabric she chose, but it is very grown-up and turned out beautiful! Here is her dress:
I modified the pattern by adding a wide sash at the waist and adding the accent trim on the bottom of the dress. I also added the matching fabric ribbon on the bodice to help tie everything in. I have a dainty fabric flower that we attached to the center of the fabric ribbon on the bodice…but alas, these pictures were taken before that little detail was added! Since DD LOVES to wear fabric flowers in her hair, we made a matching fabric flower for her to wear. She looked just perfect!
As many of you know, I’ve been working on getting in shape (many of you are my friends on MyFitnessPal.com). To celebrate some success, I decided to make a dress for ME! Sewing for myself is something I rarely do, but I really had a fun time sewing a new dress. I ordered fabric from a Twitter friend @FabricFlair and she got the order to me right away! I chose some AWESOME fabric! I chose to make it into a maxi dress and am very pleased at how it turned out. It is difficult to tissue fit a dress to the seamstress, though. SO, DH and I are working on a duct tape double so that I may have an easier time fitting things to myself next time. At any rate, here is the finished product:
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