Friday 29 January 2010

I think I jumped the gun on this one (we have been having an ice storm and a snow storm all day today), but all the same, I'm excited for spring and nice weather so I can wear this dress!

I got this fabric from Broom Corn for 75% off. I think it was $2.5 or $3/yard. I'm so excited to have something bright to wear to church. It seems like most of my dresses and skirts are dark colors...a tendency that I really do try to stay away from, but I just gravitate to black. I don't know why. I just like black. No, I'm not Gothic. I just like black.

But, I branched out this time. I went a completely different direction than black.

I just noticed that in the picture above it looks like I only have one leg. I don't know why. But I didn't have an amputation if you're wondering.

The pattern I used didn't have sleeves that I liked so I mixed and matched patterns to get this sleeve with gathers on the bottom. I think it goes well since the rest of the dress has gathers too. You may remember this method of gathering from when I was a guest blogger at Sew Much Ado. That's the method I used to get perfect, gorgeous gathers--the first time =)


  1. That is adorable! I LOVE the fabric. And the style too, the sleeves are perfect. And I will forever think of you every time I gather something :). Don't you love dresses that you don't have to wear anything under? Okay, I don't mean not wear anything under, let's just say a shirt or tank top under. That's better.

  2. This is so pretty Jen! Great job!

  3. Very cute! I think it turned out great!

  4. I love this dress. What pattern did you use? It's hard to find something cute and modest!

  5. Your blog is lovely!
    I will link you on my blog and I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

    Laura from Italy


Related Posts with Thumbnails