Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Dress

Fabric: Drapery fabric from FM (it has been in my stash for about a year or two)
Notions: Thread, invisible zipper
Time to complete: Not sure, but I would guess about 7-8 hours
Total cost: Probably around $10
First worn: Easter 2012
Wear again? Yes! It may be a bit fancy for work, but I wore it today, anyway. 

When I was young, my mother would often buy me a new dress for Easter. Now that I'm grown, I have somewhat continued the tradition. After all, what girl doesn't like to buy a new dress? Last year I made this Easter dress, so I decided to make one again this year. 
I also continued the tradition of staying up until the wee hours of the morning to finish the dress. Hopefully next year I will only stay up until midnight instead of 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning.

Sew Happy,

Monday, April 2, 2012

Oldie but Goody

Hi there! So, I dropped the ball this month, and did not do a March creation. Too busy. However, I thought I would dig into my recent past and pull out this lovely.

I made this dress about three years ago when I finally got back into sewing. There are a few things I would like to change (like the's a wee bit big), but overall I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Pattern: Simplicity 2591, 2009, I think
Fabric: Laura Ashley from FM, about $6.00 per yard (about 2.5 yards)
Notions: Invisible zipper, hook and eye
Time to complete: About 8 hours
Total cost: About $15.00
First worn: Hm...can't remember
Wear again? Of course...I wear this one a lot. 

When I make this again, I will size it down some (this one is a 10 and I could probably wear an 8 or even 6), and I would like to add piping to the pockets and neckline. I may also do a version with a Peter Pan collar because I think Peter Pan collars make the world a prettier place.

What are some additions that you like to make to patterns?

Sew Happy,