Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My 1st sewn dress

I did it! I did it! I made my first dress, ever! And it's also the very first thing I've made from a pattern. Thank you so much Joy for holding my hand through it. I can't wait to show it to you in person. Hope this will suffice until then.

It was much more work than I thought it'd be, but it can only get easier from here. Right? :/

Eek! I love it sooo much! I made it from vintage sheets. Could you tell?

I ended up taking it to Kansas in 2 pieces...well 3 if you count the zipper, because I couldn't remember what Joy instructed me to do. I wanted to finish it before I left Tahoe, but hey, there are sewing machines in Kansas. :) And hey, I was heading to see my mamma anyways. I used her machine to attach the top to the bottom, but couldn't get the tension (I believe that was the culprit) quite right when sewing on the zipper. The stitches were all loopy. I tore it out at least 3 times before calling it quits with her machine. Back in Wichita, I stayed with my dad and step mom for awhile and used my step mom's machine to attach the zipper. The machine had never been used before so I got to break it in. =) And it worked great! Thanks Mom and Jean for letting me use your machines.

And thanks, Travis for taking all the pictures!

As you can see, we took pictures at a lot of different places. Well, one of the places we ate something yummy so it's going to be the Sunday Special this week.


  1. Your first dress turned out great! Nice work.

  2. it looks great! i've been wanting to sew a dress for a while but its so intimidating!

  3. Proud of you! Yea, sundress! Joy will be proud.

  4. That dress is so cute. I'm a vintage sheet addict, so the print is absolutely perfect and the fit is so flattering. You look great.