Jul 4, 2013

4th of July Dress

First, I would like to wish everyone a very happy 4th of July.  Hopefully you are all able to enjoy a nice rest from work or school and enjoy time with family and friends. That's my plan anyways!

Here's a dress I made out of a vintage curtain that I got at the thrift store.  The fabric has vibrant red, white and blue stripes, so it's very appropriate for today.  For the pattern, I used McCall's 5094 in the version C.  I really like this pattern!  I didn't alter anything about it, and I love the shape of the skirt and the way it fits.  I must have made a mistake when I cut out the pattern though, because the skirt had too much fabric to attach to the bodice, but I fixed this by putting in some gathers in the front.  This pattern was very easy to make and I definitely plan on making it again.

The pattern
Love the full skirt
I am so proud of how well I matched the stripes.  I almost can't believe how perfect they line up.  Don't ask me how I did it, because I have no idea!

Just look at how those lines match up, ah!

Wishing you a happy 4th,
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  1. This dress is so gorgeous! I just went through your blog and I love all dresses you made. You are very talented! I wish I could do it too, but unfortunately I am not patient enough to work with patterns, I guess. I do have a sewing machine and I do love to make my own clothes, but it should all go fast and does not include drawing patterns, haha.
    You look lovely!


  2. Thank you so much! Yes, sewing from patterns does take some practice and patience (and sometimes frustration). I'd love to learn more about drafting my own patterns