July 20, 2009

Vegas Dress!

I just finished sewing this dress tonight, ready to take on our trip to Vegas.

It is hot pink and makes quite a statement. In fact, Calvin's statement when I put in on was, "what's that?" Not exactly what I was going for. But nonetheless I love it. He spent the rest of the night qualifying his statement (and digging a deeper hole). I think what he really meant to say was, "when did you go shopping and how much money did you spend on that fabulous, expensive-looking dress?".

With a pair of black heel sandals, it will be great... in Vegas.

My new favorite fabric, jersey knit (so comfortable and easy to sew!) and my new favorite sewing book, Sew U Home Stretch by Wendy Mullin. The neckline and sleeves are similar to my favorite black shirt, just elastic in casings.

I love using the serger for garments and although the knit fabric was difficult to cut out precise, it sewed up quite nicely and is very forgiving. I can't remember how much the fabric was. I would love to say, this only cost me "X" dollars. The fabric was from A Fabric Place here in Baltimore, which I can't say enough good things about. I've heard that Dick Cheney's wife or wife's dressmaker even comes up to buy from this store. They stock a ton of designer fabrics and a very friendly family runs it and helps you out so much. It's a treat to go in there, really.

Here's the actual color...

I even have my own tags! Someday when I have my own line, they will be in all my garments.


  1. You have no idea how much I wish I could sew like you! Teach me your ways! I love the dress. I can totally picture it with the shoes you described. :]


  2. Yay! Thanks so much. I just love to sew and have the finished product. I have visions of sewing all of the kids' clothes.

    I always use a pattern and simply go from it. I am trying to get more bold and alter patterns but it does get more complicated and then I think I need more tools (french curve anyone?).

    See you in a few days!!!

  3. Adorable! I love it! Calvin is goofy. Obviously he wouldn't know a super-hot dress if it jumped up and bit him.


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