Thursday, July 14, 2011

sewing for me- maxi dress trial

My sister is staying with me for the month and we are trying to tackle some fun projects together. Since she lives on the other side of the country, we can usually only talk about the projects we would do together if we lived closer.  

We both have been wanting to learn to sew for ourselves. It's one thing to sew for kids and a whole other story to sew for a curvy women's body. The maxi dress was on the top of our lists of things to sew. After lots of thought, we decided the easiest and most forgiving method would be to make a knit, raglan dress with raw edges.  

We used elastic thread at the neck, sleeve and waist. We were laughing the whole time joking about wether it would all work out. Luckily we were using a giant piece of knit I got for $2.99.


This one is hers, and we're making one for me next and I'll do a mini tutorial for you, if you want it. 
We think it turned out pretty good and want to get more knit. 

22 comments:

Sabrina said...

Love it! You look so pretty on your super cute dress :)

theteo5 said...

I think it looks great. I love how you finished the edges. Elastic thread is the best!

Rachel
http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

Linz said...

I've never used elastic thread ...now I have a reason! I want-no-need! A dress like this! Sooo cute! I'll be waiting for the tutorial.

kirstin & jordan said...

so cute! I'm totally with you in the wanting-to-sew-for-myself boat (still very nervous about it, though). Kid's are just so much easier to fit, right???
in any case, y'all did a terrific job!!!!

Kiera said...

yes, please please please post a tutorial soon...I really want...no NEED to make a maxi dress for a curvy woman...um, me...

Suzie said...

I am eagerly waiting for a tutorial! So cute!!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

that's an incredible deal on fabric!!! turned out great!

Lindsey M. said...

I think the dress look great!! I have always been afraid of elastic thread so I'll be looking forward to the tutorial :)

SweetwaterGifts said...

Really cute dress! I don't even know what size pattern I wear anymore...it's been that long. I prefer to think I still wear the same size LOL!

Jessica said...

what a great idea so you don't have to hem a thing!

Marcia said...

Great dress, beautiful sister.

Lindsay said...

That looks so cute and comfy! Please post a tutorial!

Natalie said...

Yes, Please post a tutorial. I just $30 on a dress like this. I would rather make one. It looks Great!!

Mary said...

I would LOVE a tutorial on this--I have been wanting to make one too!

Pazia said...

love this dress, looking forward to the tutorial. I've been sewing for a long time 20+ years. Never used elastic thread... maybe I'll give it a try. Be Blessed!

Mandi said...

I love the dress- very cute!

EclecticTeen
http://www.eclecticteen.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Ooh this is fantastic!! It looks awesome!! :) I feel the same way about sewing for myself. ;) Love the raw edges.

Dee said...

SO cute! I'm looking forward to seeing your tutorial and trying it for myself!

Emma Frances said...

I have been super into maxi dressed lately and this looks so comfortable! I can't wait to see a tutorial!! :)

Erin said...

i could totally use a dress like this! can't wait for the tut!

The Tootsie Wootsie said...

LOVELY! I cant wait for the tutorial!

come link it to my woot woot wednesday linky party!

http://tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com/2011/07/woot-woot-wednesdays-2.html

Kris Davis said...

Yes, YES please do a tutorial for this dress!!!

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