Blue Dress

In my last post I mentioned that I was back in the groove with sewing. There were a few things that had taken me out of the groove… errrr, or that caused me to never actually be IN the groove… namely, my inability to use my machines.

I’m embarrassed to admit that both machines had very simple fixes. So simple. Like threading the bobbin properly for my sewing machine and putting my presser foot DOWN on my serger. Yes, my head has been full lately. Yes, that is not actually an excuse.

However, I tackled the problems-that-shouldn’t-have-been-problems-in-the-first-place and whipped up a simple little dress this weekend. I’d cut it ages ago, serged it Sunday, hemmed it and added the collar on Monday, and wore it to work on Tuesday. It was my first dress, but I’m pretty happy with it. I actually got some nice comments today (and I wasn’t wearing a sign that said, “I made this. Please indulge my decision to wear something homemade by commenting favorably on it.).

Here’s a picture so you can see some details. The pattern is a Frankenstein of multiple patterns found in the Sew U Home Stretch: The Built by Wendy Guide for Sewing Knit Fabrics. I highly recommend it. It makes sense out of sewing, which is something I have always longed for but never found. Thanks, Wendy.

It’s a bit clingy and could use some more fabric in the hips and bum, but that’s something to tackle next time.


Note: Not actually striking a pose. My dog is at my feet, begging for a treat. It’s him I’m giving attitude.





2 responses to “Blue Dress”

  1. Maryann Avatar

    I want to comment on all of your posts. Seriously! First off, I love the dress. It’s a great color and you should not fear the cling! You are hot. 🙂

    Next, that picture of Jack is so cute, I might frame it for Georgie and hang it on the wall by her bed.

    I am jealous you have peas, even if there’s only 3 pods right now. I empathize with your battles against nature and attempts to thwart the pests organically.

    The apron is even lovelier in person, and that’s no commentary on Regan’s excellent photography! I love those shots – I will try to send you one of me IN said apron with bowls and wooden spoons in action. May have to wait another 6 months, though. 🙂

  2. Patti Avatar

    Hot Mama!! The dress is beautiful and looks so fitting on you! That stretchy fabric seems so hard to actually sew since it moves everywhere, but you make everything look and seem so easy, and that is why you are awesome!!

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