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


  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!

  2. Gorgeous! What a beautiful dress!

  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!

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

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