Saturday, April 16, 2011

First Dress!

This week I attempted and finished my first dress!  I love the pattern - Simplicity Lisette 2209 Passport Dress (I am making the jacket soon!)  This black and white gingham fabric was my "practice" or "experimental" version, and a good thing too!  I realized the skirt needed some alterations AFTER I attached it to the bodice (suffice to say, they didn't happen... haha) and I may or may not have had to seam-rip myself out of the dress after the first fitting, having convinced myself that I didn't need the side zipper and could just pull it over my head.  Well pull it on yes, but off, no.  You know the feeling - when you have tried on something that you don't think you may ever be able to get yourself out of again!  Haha.  Anywho - this is the finished product!  I think it will be a perfect casual fun dress, especially under a bright colored cardigan like yellow or purple!



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  1. Oh that bodice in plaid is too cool, so wish I'd thought of that! Lovely job! Have you joined the lisette cult?

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  2. This is so cute! Really interesting top for the dress it looks amazing. Love the checked fabric it turned out really good. So funny hope you got yourself out of the dress okay I have had many of those moments. But then you always make dresses and spend so much time putting the zip in and it easily goes over your head. I guess its a learning process!! :)

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    1. Thanks! Haha - so true - thankfully I've gotten better about putting zippers in so I don't try to avoid them as much, but it is nice to skip them when you can :)

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  3. So glad I'm not the only one who has had a moment of panic thinking how I am going to get out of this d*#@%ed thing! As an empty nester, it's even worse cuz I don't have an eyerolling or laughing teen to help me out anymore. I've been telling the cat and dog that good pets wouldn't just sit there looking at me but would overcome their lack of opposable thumbs to rescue me!
    Your use of that pattern has encouraged me to use a similar plaid to make a version of this dress - thanks!

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    1. Haha! Right? It's so scary. I can't wait to see your plaid dress :)

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