Two sewing posts back to back? YES, yes indeed. Because I'm so excited about this I had to post it right after I finished.
Last week, Jill at Made it on Monday posted a tutorial for a simple maxi dress. (btw, Jill has great posts ALL THE TIME, this is just the first one I thought I could handle by myself! Check her out, seriously.)
I already had the fabric AND we're going to the beach this weekend ... a fun new dress was in order!
Yesterday, during nap time I started studying the tutorial and kept thinking I was missing something or maybe not understanding exactly right or probably, I just wanted to be 101% sure that I WAS reading it right that I made a non-knit prototype dress. That's right ... I made a practice dress before I made the real dress. (sigh) I ended up having it right after all and whipped up the prototype up in a couple of hours.
It definitely helped me figure out how to better cut my SUPER stretchy knit. And gave me a couple of ideas of how to tailor the dress more to my body type and how I wanted it to fit.
I used Nanny's fabric and didn't bother to baste the skirt ... that saved some time. I did try this on but it was slightly obscene. I'll spare you. I could have spared you again and actually slapped on a little makeup and fixed my hair ... eh, oh well.
THE DRESS((!!))I cut the straps 4 inches wide instead of 8 inches and I didn't add the zipper (again, because this knit is SUPER STRETCHY) but otherwise, followed the tutorial. I love that the bodice is lined. And well, I pretty much love the rest of it too. It's really comfortable and flow-y.
I really am proud of myself. And THANKS AGAIN, JILL. I love your blog!