19.8.07

Sew what?

Last night, I made a dress.


I bought this fabric at a thrift store almost a year ago and I've been totin' it around ever since, promising myself that I'd eventually make something out of it. My imminent move has sent me into a sewing frenzy, as I'm not exactly sure if I'll have a working sewing machine in New York (and I can't take my beloved Bernina with me).


Basically, I just followed American Apparel's lead and made a Fine Jersey Tee Dress, leaving some excess at the neckline to create sleeves.


It's far from perfect, but it's the first thing I've actually made from scratch in a mighty long time. Almost all my sewing for the past few years has been dedicated to hemming and adjusting. I look forward to making more of these things, they're insanely easy! Oh, and I still have a vintage pattern for making underwear lying around somewhere--next stop, choniesville?

8 comments:

Rhiannon said...

Such a good idea . . . and the vintage fabric makes it look 100 times more interesting than anything you could find at A.A.

And I had no idea you were moving to New York! That sounds amazing. :)

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Yeah...I don't mention it too much because I'm actually pretty sad about it. I'm glad you like the dress!

a.swank.circumference said...

it looks fantastic!

big daddy said...

i lovvvve this dress. It looks so good, the fabric it perfect for it.

Fabi said...

love the dress!!! I've been meaning to do something similar with some t-shirts my dad handed me down. I love your hair color, too by the way.

Blaize said...

Sorry about New York.

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Eh, don't be! I mean, it's a great thing I'm doing, I realize that. But there's a lot of sadness going along with all that greatness...thanks though :n )

Sally Jane said...

Congrats on the sewing project. Love the vintage fabric. Good luck with your move!