Monday, April 22, 2013

sew u home stretch: make #2

In March we went home to Florida for my FIL's surprise 70th birthday.  Which means I had to make a dress for the party!  I wasn't sure what the weather would be like, even in NW FL in March, it can get kinda chilly. 

Going back to the Sew U Home Stretch Book like my last sewn item, I tweaked the same "What a Waist" pattern again.


This time, I left the scoop neck, used the short sleeve pattern piece, omitted the elastic bound neck and used self-made bias instead.  And the most obvious, turned it into a maxi dress.  I cut two rectangles, gathered and serged them to the top pattern piece.  It is so perfectly comfortable.

I really like the mottled, dyed look

trying to convince him to join me

The fabric is superlight and another $1 yard find at FIDM.  In fact, it might be more see-through than I noticed after looking at the above picture, hahahahaha, whoops.

In fact, it's so light, without wearing the jacket, it's fine, but I noticed with the jacket, the weight tended to pull the neck down, allowing a sneak peek at the top of my bra.  I think the elastic would have given it added strength but apparently I'm too know-it-all enough to follow instructions.  Hopefully the "pregnant women are always hot" thing will kick in soon and I won't have to worry about it.

finally convinced him to join me


7 comments:

  1. Dyed look is so cute! It´s a perfect dress for your belly :-)
    Last summer I saw many maxi dresses and I loved them but I was not convinced at all to sew one. Maybe this year!

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  2. Gorgeous! What a beautiful dress!

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  3. Gorgeous fabric - never would have noticed it was slightly see through til you mentioned it. Don't think you'll need to worry people will be too blinded by how cute it is!

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    1. What a sweet thing to say, that made my day!

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  4. Oooh just catching up! This is lovely, looks so comfy.

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    1. Much thanks, it is SO comfy :)

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