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Making a Dress?

by Stacie Bloomfield / 7 comments

(photo of my pregnant sister and I, and the only full body shot of my dress)

I love pretty dresses. But I really don't like trying them on (who's with me, ladies?). I have 3 favorite dresses (2 of which are pictured here) that I wear practically every time I see someone and want to look dynamite. All 3 are cut very similarly with an empire waist and a skirt that falls just to my knees.
So it hit me that perhaps I should try to use one of these dresses as a pattern and simply make my own! Wouldn't that be lovely? I am no professional seamstress, but I think I will give it a shot, just to say that I tried (and possibly add to my wardrobe). Plus I could use pretty fabrics and feel uber posh. You know, because French Posh Chic is very in this season, no? (kidding)

Have you ever thought about starting from scratch and making a garment?

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  • Kim on

    i do it all the time!! YOU CAN DO IT! :)

  • Gingiber on

    Kim! Thanks for the encouragement! I am really going to try!

    Les, seriously your mom is so stinking talented! She is like the craftiest mom I know! And you are super creative (love the furniture you have been refinishing). The apple does not fall far from the tree! Miss you cousin!

  • Leslie on

    Sewing is like the great unknown to me. I’ve never tried it! My mom is so incredible, so I always have her hem pants or fix seams or whatever I’ve needed sewn before. But deep down I really want to give it a try. I should probably start with a pillow or something first before diving into a dress!

  • Artsy Momma on

    When I started sewing clothes for myself I started with something simple- skirts. Go for it!!!! You will never know if you don’t try. Go for though a simple pattern that is not to complicated so not to frustrate yourself before you get to see your potential!

  • Deer Little Fawn on

    I passed on the “Stylish Blogger Award” to you over on my Blog http://deerlittlefawn.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

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