remember us? We love you….” said my husband to me while I was sewing the other day. This may be a sign that I might be crafting a wee bit too much over summer break.
The first dress of the summer was a shameless copy of this one–with a belt! The top of the dress was made from Burda 7494 with a circle skirt for the bottom. I love the dresses that Julia Bobbin makes and plan on pilfering a few more of hers in the future. I found a great tutorial here for the belt which I would highly recommend. Here’s how the dress turned out for me:
My husband thought the dress looked very “sexy librarian”….
Next up, I had been planning on making a copy of this dress featured as a Make this Look on sew weekly. One day when cleaning Penny’s room though, I happened to listen to the soundtrack from Grease on repeat (I was trying to feel young again while folding my children’s clothing-Grease had been a sorority rush theme for me…um….5…yeah 5…. years ago at the G-Phi-B house).
After that, I decided I wanted to make my version a little more Sandyish:
I found McCalls 4769, added white cuffs, and viola!- instant 50′s housewife.
Is it sick that I actually really do like to iron?
For my next dress, I wanted to use a pique fabric and decided on simplicity 1873 and added a navy sash.
I was soooo happy with how it turned out until my husband told me that the dress made me look like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Now, truth be told, I did try out to play Dorothy in my 6th grade play, but I guess the school staff felt that the role of Miss Gulch would be a better fit for me…. go figure.
Well, I’m going to seize this golden opportunity to finally realize the dream: so here goes….
The dress went from this:
I used a navy blue fabric under the cheepie lace. I like the dress, as long as a I don’t look back and see how much better the inspiration dress looks.
I then realized that EVERY dress I have sewn so far is blue! Perhaps a trip out of the house will inspire a more varied use of color in the future.