i needed a new dress

February 18, 2009

Okay… since all of you have seen my closet, then you know a new dress isn’t needed, rather wanted. Although, by no means was I going to buy one cause it wasn’t needed. I have fabric and know how to sew and thought I ought to just make one. 

I have been loving the one’s Catherine has been making for herself and she inspires me to sew more for me (sewing adult size scares me). I really don’t go clothes shopping anymore (that stopped when I had True), but I still do get that shopping itch. Usually, making things for my littles ones calms the itch, but for Valentine’s Day I wanted to look nice for Ben. 
Therefore, off I went to my large stash of fabric and a little cutting and sewing together… “voila!”
my new dress
I was happy with the way it turned out (as it was done without a pattern because I am bad at following directions) and I wanted a tunic-ish style one that was a little more forgiving in certain areas, because after having 2 kids, I need a little more forgiveness! 
First, it was just gray, but a little too plain for me. After a bit of time fiddling with things here and there, I saw this vintage tablecloth with hand embroidery in my stash, and cut out these little bits and sewed them on…
vintage touch on my new dress

It was the perfect touch (at least I think so).

Alas, here I am modeling my little concoction (I hate self portraits and this will have to do)…

bad at self portraits

I was so excited to show Ben when he came home and the verdict was that he liked it, but he did wish it was tighter. He said that I was hiding my figure. I told him, “Exactly.” Haha… so I did end up taking it in a bit more. Well, it was to impress him anyways!

It was definitely the perfect dress for our Love Day galavanting…

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