22.11.09

Cozy crafting

Inspired by a friend who recently made a gorgeous softshell jacket all by himself, I undertook a craft project recently to make a dress that's been in my head for months.

Here are some pics of the finished dress. The fabric is a fairly heavy sweatshirt material, and the pockets are lined with navy microfleece that I had lying around because I thought four layers of the sweatshirt fabric would be super bulky. I wasn't planning on pockets for this dress but the pattern I used for a base had pockets, and now I'm glad I dared because they pockets turned out really well and in the future I'll be less afraid to add such details. The bottom and sleeve hems are raw in the hope that they will curl up with wear the way old sweatshirts do. The neck edging is totally made up by me and looks a bit shoddy if you ask me. The final overall look is definitely homemade, but what more was I expecting, having not sewed from a pattern in 15 years? I'll probably wear it around a bit for casual days, but ultimately it's not the dress that I had imagined it could be. At the very least it's got me sewing again, and I learned a lot from doing it, so bring on future projects (and forgive my cheesy posing!)!


8 comments:

  1. That is AMAZING! I can't believe you made this.

    ReplyDelete
  2. wow.... I agree. it has a nice fit too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey, like the change to your layout. Nice and clean. You guys coming back over xmas?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Amazing - ok, it's decided, we're having a sewing party soon. Now I'm inspired to make something...so can I have my sewing machine back soon please:) Or better yet, you can show me how you made that! Miranda

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hey another layout change....

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, without having seen it up close, it looks super cute! Maybe one of these days I'll get around to finishing the dress I've had in pieces for at least 6 years, and the quilt I've had in pieces (12 blocks done!) for a little longer than that.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Anonymous10:11 PM

    I see the conehead is still in play... great dress. Me likey.

    Kath

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Meg, So I google Willow Street Singers and who coe up but you...nice to meet you last night! Alan

    ReplyDelete