Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Dress!






So it's finally finished! What a relief. I remembered that I'm not actually a big fan of following clothing patterns, and when they say "Beginner" they mean, "It's easier than other, super-complicated patterns, but it's still going to be almost impossible for you to figure out by yourself if you are truly a beginner."

Thankfully, I was able to schedule three craft dates with my friend who has a baby around Henry's age. It was fun to chat and sew (and watch our babies when they weren't napping).

I've been wearing the dress almost constantly, like to a little, free Blind Pilot concert at a local music store (and--get this: we stood outside their tour bus and listened to them practicing through the open windows!).

For those of you who are thinking about taking up sewing, I highly recommend it. But, in my opinion, the best way to start is to sign up for a little class. That way, you get good instruction, you can ask as many questions as you need to, and you walk away with a nifty finished product.



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12 comments:

Kylie said...

I like to sew but have never attempted to make anything for myself. I love your dress it looks great!

stef said...

ZOMG aren't you so clever? I can't even sew a button. Love the shoes/dress combo.

Unknown said...

Looks awesome!

Raquel.Somatra said...

Gorgeous! I'm so jealous!

Kelsey said...

Wow! I am so impressed…I still have not even bought fabric but I do have the pattern. I really like the way the seersucker looks, so cute!

Julia said...

Have you found that this style is easy to nurse in? If not, can you do a post on easy breastfeeding clothes?

redfrizzz said...

beautiful!! Keep going!!!

Meghan said...

Your dress is so cute! Good work!

Anonymous said...

*gasp!* Gorgeous!!! What pattern is this?! I NEED to make one, lol!

Sara E. Cotner said...

@ Anonymous: Sorry I got lazy and didn't link to the pattern. Here's the original post:

http://www.feedingthesoil.com/2011/08/sewing-club.html

Hi, Julia! No, this dress is not easy to nurse in. I've been meaning to do a post about breastfeeding, so I'll try to get that done soon!

Meghan said...

The dress looks great, but what I'm really jealous of is that you got to go to a free Blind Pilot concert. My husband and I are huge Blind Pilot fans.

Anonymous said...

Very cute dress! I made a dress recently without a pattern. It was tough but the dress came out super cute. For my wedding I'm doing a lot of sewing... just not making my dress. Sewing is so much fun and there are so many things you can make. I love your dress. It would look super cute if you belted it with a chunky belt. Goodwill and stores like that are a a good place to find chunky belts. Well, thanks for sharing your dress! Keep on sewing so the industry doesn't die off! :)

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