Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Sweet Dress

Confession: I am scared to death to sew anything with sleeves. It probably goes back to 4-H sewing when I was 8 and Mom insisted I pick something sleeveless. She said they were just too hard to do, and we moved on with an easy jumper pattern. I have never sewn sleeves, so summer sewing has been quite convenient. Now with this snow... I wasn't quite sure what to do until I found this pattern "The Sweet Dress" from Leila and Ben. It was a breeze! Still no 'setting' sleeves, but it doesn't seem so far out of reach now.
I hate to buy nice fabric for something I am not sure will work out, so the girls and I headed to our local thrift store, and this beauty from J Crew was waiting for me! Bug said she liked it, and so we got it for $1.50. Much better than a yard of fabric at $8 or more a yard!
While I was sewing it, I asked her if she thought she would like it. She did a great big sigh, tilted her head to the side and said "I sure hope so!" Turns out she loves it!

I also had some winter owl fabric I picked up at JoAnn's on sale a year ago, so Moo got one too!

I love that it is a short sleeved pattern, making it great to layer with - many more copies of this one to come for sure!

1 comment:

  1. uh, super steal on that fabric! i love me some orange. ca-ute! these kinds of dresses are so gratifying!