July Sewing Challenge - Dress #1

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Hello All,

Well, here it is, the first dress from my July Sewing Challenge (which is actually my second attempt at a dress. My first one went all weird - perhaps due to my complete and utter lack at being able to follow instructions. I just tend get a little bored with instructions sometimes and think I know more than I actually do. It's fixable but I need to wait for some white vintage cotton to arrive on my door step).

Dress 5

Dress 6

Dress 3

I used the pattern on the right - the blue dress in the middle and then added the little cap sleeves from the pink dress. I think this is the perfect edition to my summer work wardrobe and I'm very excited about wearing it.

I used a vintage polished cotton to make this one and unfortunately didn't have quite enough to make the little dart folds in the front skirt of the dress. But I got a little creative and I think it looks relatively true to form - what do you think?

I was going to include the first part of my Sewing With Vintage Patterns series in this post, but it would have been way to long, so look out for the first installment at the end of the week :)

29 comments on "July Sewing Challenge - Dress #1"
  1. i love the little scarf you've put wit it. very dreamy



  2. Lovely dress with such a beautiful print. Great job!

  3. Really great darling, very beautiful vintage material, and you can't tell you didn't have enough fabric. You've lined it all up beautifully so the pattern of the fabric falls in just the right place.

    Your attention to detail is just astonishing. I have that pattern also, but sadly in a size that needs so much adjusting to make it fit me.


  4. Oh, it's beautiful! I love the fabric you chose, and the cap sleeves are gorgeous. Hopefully one day I will be able to sew as well as you.

  5. I love the red and green tints on the flowers--wonderful!

  6. That is absolutely stunning! Lovely choice of material and the dress just looks beautiful. You are indeed a very clever girl.

    I can't wait to see you wearing it! Will you model it for us soon? Pretty please??


  7. Beautiful! Great job!


  8. really pretty dress. you've done a great job

  9. So, so cute! I just love the cap sleeves; they're my favorite style. :)

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

  10. You did a great, great job! Can't wait to read your vintage pattern post!

  11. it looks so good! i'm jealous and inspired!

    can't wait to see more!

  12. this dress is amazing, it looks perfect! and it really inspires me to dig out my sewing machine from one of those big boxes since the last move...

  13. That looks amazing. What a brilliant job you've made. I can't wait to see the next one.

  14. Beautiful! What a lovely wee job, can't wait to see it on.

  15. Oh my gosh. Gorgeous Dress and the fabric is gorgeous. Can't wait to see it on :-)

  16. such a pretty dress! can't wait to see you in it! It must be such a good feeling to wear a dress that you made yourself :)

  17. Fantastic! Can't wait to see it on you!

  18. Gasp! That is stunning! I love how you worked the pattern onto the front of the skirt! So beautiful!

  19. YOU SEWED THAT?! TOTALLY AWESOME! The fabric is so delish :)
    Lots of love,
    xoxoxxo Beckerman Girls

  20. I think it looks wonderful...i love it xx

  21. Gorgeous fabric - love it! Did you have any issues with vintage pattern fitting?

  22. Oh my! This is such a beauty!

  23. It is so pretty! And I bet it suits you perfectly.

  24. Oh this is so pretty! I love the fabric!


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