Friday, September 10, 2010

Something for me

I finally got to sew something today. I actually sat down to do another refashion for one of my girls, but decided that I wanted to keep this one for myself.
I started out with this cute gray and white stripped dress from my sisters donate pile. I don't think the whole strapless thing was working for her.
I loved the fabric and the cute detail at the bottom.
The bonus was that it already had shirring in that back, so I didn't need to buy any elastic.
The whole thing was pretty simple. I just cut off the top. Then used the scraps for the waistband. The waistband consists of a flat panel in the front and the shirring in the back. Then I sewed my waistband to the bottom of the dress. I think it took me like 45 minutes.
My favorite part is that I was able to keep the pockets.
It was a big step for me to make something for myself. Making clothes for my curvy body scares me to death. I hope I do it again.

12 comments:

Valerie said...

I love it! I understand the frightful curve thing! It's just hard to work around this body sometimes!

Chris said...

You look lovely in it! I appreciate your curves, as I have them too. It's our reward for giving birth to four children. :)

Summer Rae said...

Adorable!

Hayley said...

You look great!

Erin said...

so super cute. i love your new skirt. you did a great job!!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Nicely done!

Marcia said...

beautiful you!

Delia said...

Very nice job. It is a cute skirt and you look cute in it! :)

P.S. I love the yellow touches with the Navy. I am really into that combination for Fall.

EdgyK said...

Awesome. I never get to doing anything for myself. You should feel proud and accomplished.

LibWorker said...

You are so clever!!! I am hopelessly, senselessly jealous and full of admiration for you. Does your talent have no limits?

Tiffany said...

u and it look great. i luv it with the cardi and coordinating yellow. very snazzy, i would def wear it.

Faye said...

thats gorgeous! i understand with making things for yourself thing, i almost never make things for myself. never a dress. maybe a skirt, but im well endowed in the chestal area lol so i dont like to 'waste fabric' for making tops. you look great so i wouldnt worry about it. great pics btw

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