Finally! My self-drafted dress.
This is the first dress I ever drafted entirely by myself.
It’s meant to be similar in design to this Modcloth dress, except more Autumn-y and with cool pockets:
Here’s a closeup shot:
It has large, contrasting inset pockets, two buttons at the center front of the waistband, and a button at the center front of the false neckline up top. I really like it, and it’s one of the things I’ve made which I am most proud of! Now, my friend wants me to make one for her too, in a coral pink twill. I’ll keep you all updated :-)
On another track, I made my mom a skirt for her birthday. It’s cute. The best part is the invisible in-seam pockets, which are bright pink!
Additional swing dress!
So, I have made another swing dress in a totally new color - black with white polka dots! Now I’ve used every polka dot in that series that fabric.com has to offer. Except the multi. But I think that would stand out too much, so the next dresses I make will be in colors we already have!
Polka Dotted Photos!
Finally! Some good pictures of my polka-dot dress:
Holly Golightly Dress
So I saw this pattern by the Selfish Seamstress and I knew I had to have one:
Because…it’s just like the dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s! (Except not floor-length.) The pattern can be downloaded here. I made mine in a black suiting. I think I am going to better learn how to make a lined dress because the insides look a little funky (I went and attached the front and back AFTER they were lined….whatever…) but it looks cute, especially on my model Kathryn!
I saw this dress on Burdastyle one day and knew I had to have one…
Except I didn’t want the ruffle sleeves, just normal sleeves. Speaking of sleeves, the dress I’m about to write about is the one I used in my cap sleeve tutorial! Cutest fabric evarrrr!
Strawberry Jam Dress
Perhaps this dress should be my signature dress (You know, Strawberry Pancakes/Strawberry Jam?). Anyway, it’s been done for a while but I haven’t gotten a chance until now to get pictures of my gorgeous friend and model Liz in it.
I used New Look 6699. I shortened the bodice a lot because it didn’t actually end at my waist, it ended right below my stomach and made me look like I had a pot belly! I also added pleated pockets using Made By Rae’s tutorial.
This is my first Autumn 2010 clothing item: a red gathered skirt made of a deliciously luxurious cotton (which, interestingly, came from Wal-Mart on clearance). It’s so twirly!
In other news, I tore a giant hole in my tire today….maybe if I get a chance I’ll post a picture. I did it by backing over a log which was behind my car. Now I have to pay $120 to buy a new tire….anyone want to buy a really expensive dress or two from me to fund my tire? (insert smiley here!)
So…remember this dress?
I finally made my own version, yay!
This is a shot of me wearing that dress, and of my friend Brittany wearing a dress I made her for her birthday. (It’s the same fabric as the dress I made my mom!)
And here’s a shot of just Brittany in her dress:
Purple little girls’ dress in ACTION!
Here is Bridie wearing the dress I made her at a bouncy house!