Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Dress

I actually finished sewing this just as March was ending.  The plan was for this to be my working muslin and see how it went.  I traced out the pattern, because the sizing on the envelope seemed off to my usual experiences.  I was glad I did.  The pattern I went with was 2 sizes smaller than the envelope hinted at.  Fortunately I was able to seek some advice from some others who sew.

I finally settled on making the size my "intuition" was telling me to make.  It fits perfectly!  

 With me being home, hating to be hot, loving to wear dresses, and wanting comfort combined with presentableness, this is the perfect summer dress for me. I imagine this dress, with its soft knit fabric, great length, and happy colors, will get a lot of wear.  I did have to buy the pattern, but the fabric was from my stash.  I also have fabric for several more of these and will be altering the pattern slightly to create the illusion of variety.  I'm expecting by the time I am finished that I will have the cost of the pattern down to less than $2 per dress.  A price I am more than willing to live with.


7 comments:

  1. Very pretty, I bet it's becoming on you.

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  2. It's beautiful! And how great to get the pattern down to $2.00 per dress. A great use of your resources. :)

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    1. Thanks. I think my grandmama made dresses with slight alterations from the same pattern for as long as I could remember. Even when I look in my closet, I notice I tend to gravitate toward the same styles over and over. Beauty of being slightly older I suppose...lol

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  3. Looks cute. I find that patterns can be off a lot too. Always have to make the waists longer on mine and sometimes the slope of the shoulders. You are really getting me excited about sewing again with all you posts!
    Hugs
    Jane

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  4. Lovely dress! I have been reading about the return of the house dress. I am considering making a couple to wear this summer. A dress really is cooler than just about anything else.

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    1. I find them to be much more comfortable.

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