(Yes, those are my legs. No, I'm not wearing pure white tights)
Anyways...how did I spend my day of waiting? Sewing of course! I decided I wanted to tackle a fitted dress for myself. I had this fabric (notice that it matches the dress I made for Lilly yesterday...just a different color) that I got from my sponsor Raspberry Creek Fabrics (you can find the specific fabric I used here.
Now, this isn't so much of a tutorial because I really just worked on it throughout the day and continued to touch things up and change things throughout the day. It did take me the whole day to finish this one but that doesn't really account for breakfast, lunch, dinner, ironing, laundry, cleaning the house, feeding and changing the little girl and my two hour visit with my dad :)
I started with 1 yard of fabric which I folded in half and cut into two pieces. I then fold that over in half and cut out the neck and arms.
Then I pinned the two pieces together and did my best at trying to figure out where I needed to take it in by looking in a mirror. I installed the zipper in the back and finished off with some grey binding. I just love the way the yellow and gray go together.
I had a little material left over to make the ruffle down the center. In a perfect world I would prefer that the ruffle go all the way to the bottom but I didn't have that much material. I really like the way it came out but it isn't perfect. I'm looking forward to perfecting the pattern and making it into a real tutorial. Practice makes perfect and I am enjoying learning more each day.
Let me know what you think, Is there anything you would add or change? I love hearing feedback!
Hi. I'm Lindsey and I squint.
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