Monday, January 23, 2012

My New Dress

I have FINALLY done some sewing for me. I haven't really made much for Gray or myself lately since I made these dresses last summer...








After finding dress after dress on Pinterest that I absolutely love, I decided I needed a shift dress in my wardrobe. I love the conservative and funky style of most of the dresses, but the pricetag was NOT what I was looking for. Most of these I pinned cost at least $150!

Here are a few that I pinned and fell in love with.



 


I love the shapes of all of them, but this last one was my favorite. I love the longer hem length and the overall shape.


I went to the fabric store and found a super-cute and funky navy and cream polka dot. Only problem....it's polyester. YUCK! But for me to have a super-smooth-drapey dress....It had to be silky polyester. I love it on the bolt and once it's done...but trying to do a rolled hem and finish the edges without a serger is a total nightmare.

That being said....here is my new shift dress!!
Complete with tights and boots.



From the back


It's fitted, but not too tight, so no zipper, and still plenty of room for movement.



It has a very high neckline.



For a conservative, but fun Mommy


See how happy it makes me!!


I could kick myself for not making a paper pattern. I just lay down fabric, measure and cut. Now I want to make more and have to start from scratch!! Oh well...the fun is in the challenge.

Now I want a RED one.


20 comments:

  1. Wow! I can't believe that you didn't use a pattern- what talent! I love the polka dots and it looks good on you!

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  2. love it - wish I could sew :-)

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  3. This is adorable! Great job! And *YEA* for taking the time to sew for yourself!

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  4. This is adorable & it looks great on you. I'm super impressed that you just went for it! I seem to always need directions or a pattern especially when sewing for myself.

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  5. That is adorable! Looks great on you!

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  6. You did a fantastic job of drafting this up, good luck with your red one!

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  7. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today! - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  8. I have those same boots. It looks great, now I want one too! ;)

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  9. Oh that is so cute. I like you am a conservative mommy and can't imagine wearing a dress that short but love the shape. Great job on making something for yourself and love your pictures!!

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  10. It looks so very good on you! I've always been afraid to try shift dresses, but you did so well with it.

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  11. Dang girl! You look hot! I'd pair that dress with a canary-yellow chunky necklace and call it a day! Hey, come on down to www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com and link this great post (and any others you'd like to show off) to the Head to Head Showdown link party, it's happening right now! Hope to see you there! ~Jen

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  12. This is my favorite style of dress and yours looks great! Did you see darts at the bust or just go for straight Aline?

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  13. I'm so impressed. I can only sew /w patterns. I'd love for you to link this up to my party. You get a chance to win 3 Sew Sweet patterns just for linking up. http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/02/linky-28-will-craft-for-free-patterns.html

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  14. this is adorable! you are so talented - you need to make a tutorial for it so I can make one. ; )

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  15. This is awesome! Saw it as a special mention on sew-vivor! All your stuff is brilliant actually. I hope to get that brave one day!

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  16. Be sure to let us know if you make a pattern for this dress. I absolutely love it! I can just imagine a thick, bold colored belt going with this perfectly.

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