Monday, October 14, 2013

~Staple Dress~

A friend's church has a hobby night about once a month, and I try to go when I can. There are several reasons: not only do I Get to Talk to Grownups and Get Things Done, but I get to Eat Yummy Treats. And also? I get to Skip Bedtime (my daughter's bedtime, that is!). So it's a great chance to get out of the house!

This weekend I lugged my machine, iron, fabric, pattern, pins, etc. and made a dress! When I came home all I had left was the hem and the shirring. I finished it Saturday and wore it Sunday.

If you look closely, the belt is not quite covering the shirring.
I had trouble getting the shirring in the right spot,
but I think that if I had a wider belt it would cover this issue.
This pattern, the Staple Dress, is a fun sew. No buttons and buttonholes, or zippers; no darts or sleeves. Honestly it only took me four hours to make because I was talking. Oh, and eating. :-P

I mentioned before, that I won the pattern in a blog giveaway, and that the fabric was some I had on hand. The fabric is a cotton, but it has something stretchy in it as well. It isn't stretchy like a knit, maybe just a little spandex? I'm not sure. I happened to have matching thread, and the elastic thread for shirring. It's always nice when I have everything I need on hand!

Because my serger is still at the machine shop, I followed the directions and did French seams. With regular seams finished with overlocking (and no talking, just sewing!) this dress could go together very, very quickly.

I came home high on caffeine and giddy that I'd made myself a dress. :-) I'm pretty sure this is the first dress that I've made for myself since the 90's! I've made clothing items since then, of course, but not a dress. I'm looking forward to getting some more sewing projects done in the coming weeks! I've been so busy canning I haven't spent time sewing, and I truly miss it!


Anonymous said...

Look at you Cutiepie! Love the dress!

Deb said...

Tammy, love, love, love the dress!! You look gorgeous in that last photo! You'll have to sew for yourself more often! :)

Charity said...

Very pretty!! It turned out very nice and I love that color!!! :) Great pictures!

Kate Mossy said...

Beautiful! I think that a crafting circle is a great to find the time!

Tammy said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments!

Tori Leslie said...

I love this dress and you did such a great job. I'm thinking about buying the PDF. Was it pretty easy to follow the pattern? I think it would be awesome to make several in basic colors for my daughter and myself.
Loved your photos!

Tammy said...

Tori, I thought the directions were well written. I didn't have any trouble following them.

Ruth said...

The dress is lovely! The color and print are pretty, and you look great in it! I'm giddy with you. :)