Saturday, January 16, 2010

A dress for me.

Last night after the girls were in bed I made my self a dress.

I have never completed and worn a piece of clothing for myself so I had no expectations.

I chose a sheet I wasn't particularly attatched to. And then I did my usual trick of drawing the pattern on the sheet, cutting it out, sewing it together and binding it.

Well, for my first go I am happy.

It is a bit too tight across the chest and a bit too loose across the tummy but hey I'm used to making kids clothes and they don't have boobs or hips or tummies.

I will have another go today and make a pattern that has a bit more shape to it. I know I could buy a pattern, but I think I am too much of an impatient sewer. I take all the shortcuts and make it up as I go along.

In the meantime we have used up all our fast internet downloading Entourage episodes, so I might not have the patience to spend much time online for the next ten days. And when I say slow, I mean slow, our snow peas are growing faster than pages are loading.

I hope you have a great weekend. XX

32 comments:

  1. Great dress. Funky photo shoot too! Ahhhh... no internet = more pot holders me thinks :)

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  2. Great work, it looks fabulous. Not to mention fun & probably nice & light on these hot summer days.
    Sewing for boobless/ hipless children is suddenly so much easier isn't it??
    Enjoy Entourage, what an eye opener. Shame about all the swearing, we have to watch after hours. That Ari, OMG, my favourite is actually Mrs Ari who i don't think actually ever gets named. Enjoy, love Posie

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  3. Awesome dress, it looks great!
    Why not add a 2 quick darts at the front, it'll pull in the tummy section & add a bit of shape across the chest? Umm, I know I just said that, it sounds a simple thing to do, yet umm, I've never actually done that myself.......

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  4. Your dress will be nice and cool with the space around the tummy. I think its ideal for our climate. Clever you - no pattern! I've Been sewing for centuries and still wouldn't dare.

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  5. That is so lovely.
    I used to sew in a past life, my mother was very patient & I got frustrated VERY quickly. I made basic skirts, shirred sundresses and a baby quilt cover. I would love to get back in to it.
    You have inspried me - a SHEET! Pure Genius and adore the binding too!

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  6. Who took the super fashion photographs? Annie Liebovitz should be looking over her shoulder! xxxxx

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  7. Your dress is great, and I love the fabric - a sheet, fancy that!

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  8. It's a rather lovely dress! Especially for a first attempt. It looks lovely and light and summery, I think :-)

    Is that one of your resolutions already covered??

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  9. it is awesome, good job! hang the patterns!

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  10. Great photo's - you make me smile! Have a nice weekend too. Nic

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  11. lovely! i think it fits nicely. you look great spinning around. much better than standing still in photos. might try this next time someone wants to take my picture, smiles

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  12. Cute dress.
    And look how long your hair is!!!

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  14. Hi Kate, just wanted to let you know that you are one of my summer giveaway winners. You have won the Handmade & Home brooch. Just email me your details to sophieisobeldesigns@hotmail.com so I can pop your brooch in the mail.
    Thanks for entering and congratulations!
    Sophie x

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  15. Now that's my kind of sewing! It looks absolutely fabulous.

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  16. I am telling you, you are so talented to be able to make clothes without a pattern!!! My grandmother was a dressmaker, but I don't think I inherited those genes. I am dependent on patterns.

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  17. I like it very much! Good to see a blogger in front of the camera for a change too.

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  18. Very nice! I love the pattern on the sheet. Its fun to make clothes for yourself for a change.

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  19. ah - a girl after my own heart. I am waaaayyy to impatient for patterns too. Well done!

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  20. great first dress for you and way cute photos. we sew the same way. no time for patterns..though the japanese books are inspiring me to try...
    and i do the same thing downloading brothers and sisters episodes. love it. dont love slow internet though.
    manda x

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  21. Great job..looks very good, I could never make my own pattern...
    I like alot.

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  22. Great job on the dress. You never told me what a stunner you are young lady!

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  23. Great dress and also sounds like you are describing my dressmaking style! I can never wait for anything! and hash it all as I go along...

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  24. Love the dress and you look gorgeous. You made me smile. You are so clever Kate, making your own pattern... even if it is inspired by impatience and shortcuts!

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  25. Well done, you're a natural. Love your dress. Ten out of Ten ;)

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