Friday, June 24, 2011

The Forever Dress

...so-named because it took me forever to get it made.

But I finished it earlier tonight! I will, someday, have pictures to show you but not yet. It's cute - trust me.

Instead, I'll show you another project.


I'm going to make A - short sleeves and a sash. The fabric store had a pretty dismal selection of knits but just as I was about to give up, I found this fabric.

(So, if you were wondering how my trip to the fabric store for thread went...well, actually I did just buy thread the first time I went but then I went back a couple of days later because there was a BIG sale. The pattern, thread and fabric for this dress cost me $17.00!)

I still need to make my ruffled skirt from the Sew Serendipity book. That's next on the list, but it's nice to have some summer sewing planned...and some time to sew!

Four more days of work!

8 comments:

rubyslipperz said...

I think this fabric will make a very cute dress!...aaaah, the days when I actually made clothes for myself...back in the 1980's maybe, and before. Now, meee ol' BOD ain't so fun to sew for anymore...

hugZ,
annie
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Pokey said...

Great buy, Rachel, it'll be the best dress under $20 in town! Hang in there, those 4 days will pass....
:-}pokey

andsewon said...

Love that dress pattern! The swing of the skirt will look lovely on you.
I buy patterns here only when on sale! They are outrageous other wise. Happy 4 more work days to you!!!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Still four more days left?? I thought you were done already. Well, I hope those last 4 days fly by for you!

Sara said...

You make the cutest clothes! I like the fabric - it is pretty!

Isn't it nice to have time to sew and make stuff...

Thimbleanna said...

Lookin' good Ms. Rachel -- can't wait to see your new dress!

Connie said...

I used to love garment sewing but haven't done that for myself in a long time. That is a cute dress.

Vesuviusmama said...

I like the looks of that pattern s I look forward to seeing your creation. Cool print, too!