Now I am always on the hunt for beautiful, affordable retro dresses. We do not have a rockabilly or retro store nearby so I go online; which can mean ending up with a lemon or two. I bought this one vintage house dress on etsy and I absolutely love it. Well....the hubby hates it! lol So the dress doesn't flatter but it's really comfortable.
So I thought maybe it's the colors and if I could change that he'd like it a little better, and I set off to make another one myself. I'm pretty good at the sewing machine but I've never sewn a dress and especially without a pattern. I do like a challenge.
I have to say I did a good job! It is a really well put together dress...that I hate! I get it now why Hector doesn't like it. With the color change it totally showed the lack of shape. Boo! Oh well it was great sewing practice and a major sewing confidence boost. I can't wait to try another dress! Now what to do with the dress?!
|simple A line for the bottom|
|the hardest part was measuring and cutting|
|don't you love the pattern|
|oh yes the ironing|
|turning out so cute|
|ummm....not so much! lol|