4.28.2011

Bright Rust

About a month ago, I was getting ready for church. Normally, I'm a skirt and shirt kind of gal, but this day, I was in the mood for a dress. I opened the closet and realized. . . I have no dresses. Unless you count a traditional Chinese dress and my wedding dress (neither of which fit). I don't know how that happened. And I also don't know how I didn't know that I had no dresses.

Anyway, I bought a pattern and fabric and it turned out to be my first big project on my new machine. It is a stretch knit and the thread that matches perfectly was named "Bright Rust". I got to try out the "stretch stitch" on my machine; it looks like a lightning bolt and is totally awesome!

Simplicity 2369

I loved the whole experience of sewing it, and I'm in love with the new machine (I think she needs a name). This was supposed to be my Easter dress, but then Pretty was sick, so we didn't go to church. I only got to wear it for these pictures; but, hey, that was on Easter day so it counts.


Pretty's pleated masterpiece is almost completed and you will die, it turned out so cute!! I know I was supposed to have it done for Easter, but when Pretty was sick the day before, I knew it wasn't important to finish it that night. . . so I procrastinated again. It will be done today, I pinky swear!

6 comments:

StaceyN said...

I LOVE it! I'm still a beginner so I'm pretty intimidated about making clothes. One day though I hope to make something like that and have it look as good on me as it does on you. =)

Lena said...

Wow, that color is awesome! It almost matches your hair. I am so proud that you got through your first big project on the new machine. Its all down hill from here, right?

Melissa said...

Wow, you are amazing.

sfabrications said...

It's beautiful! And I can't wait to see Pretty's dress.


p.s. Been reading you for a while now, just never commented before...


Sophie.

Rescued Goods said...

Love that dress. You did great, and you look so pretty!
-Vanessa

Belinda said...

Amazing Dress! You look great! I got to learn how to sew knits...