Monday, August 29, 2011

Finished Product

So this is the best pic of me wearing the dress I made-unfortunately we were in a bit of a time crunch to drop the kids off before the wedding so we forgot the camera-had the hubby take this with my sorry it's blurry :)

I learned a lot from this project...and yes ofcourse I'll share it with you.
-Always make a tester dress on something like this-I did that and it helped me adjust the pattern for fit
-I didn't use a pattern for this dress-sometimes it's best to pick a piece that you like and draft a pattern off it it.
-This was one of the first times I used elastic thread for the back to create a tight fit-I LOVE IT-really easy to work with and very useful to create fit.
-Line the dress-I was in a bit of a hurry and didn't want to take the time-ofcourse I had a heck of a time trying to find my slip the day of-but luckilly found one but still far from ideal.
-I need to adjust the fullness of the dress-yeah I kinda look preggo(I AM NOT), but I think that sometimes just goes along with my body type(AKA chubby).

All in all it was a great learning experience and I was proud to say that I made my dress when people mentioned that they liked it.


  1. Looks great! I have only made skirts for my daughter. I'm not brave enough to make anything for myself. Good for you:)

  2. that dress ROCKS.

    that will be all.