It’s Done!

So here it is!  From family and friends it got mixed reviews. Some liked it, others weren’t fans. I like it, but what do you think?


So what did I think of the pattern? It was hard. The neckline was extremely difficult for me. I’m so glad I did it, but I did call my mom as I worked on the neckline and said, “I WISH YOU WERE HERE!” I wanted help because when I was growing up and sewing things she totally bailed me out when I was stumped. As I vented on the phone I started to figure it out.

I’m happy with how it turned out and I did figure out the neckline and peek-a-boo shoulders.

The only deviation I made was how I did the loops for the buttons. It instructs you to create these . . .


But I did this instead . . .

I attempted the instructed version but quickly decided my time was better spent elsewhere.  I sewed a gold stretchy notion on instead.  I’m happy with how it turned out.  I wish I would have had the presence of thought to add them earlier in the seam itself but they don’t show.  I used fray check on the ends and love the total result.

Next weeks project is this.  I got the fabric in the Dallas fabric district over spring break for $2 a yard.  Everybody asked what I wanted for my birthday and were slightly horrified to find out that my dream was digging through the piles at the fabric district.  But I got amazing deals, fun fabrics and am still working on sewing them all up.  Next weeks dress cost me less than $15 dollars!

Written by sewsanityblog

I'm a mom to five, a wife to one and love sewing. I learned when I was a little girl but returned to it in full force in the last couple of years. The process of creating things keeps me sane. I set a lofty goal for myself, one project a week for a year. I'm four months in and it's awesome. I'm amazed at how much I've learned and improved. Set a goal to learn something new and devote weekly time to it. You will be amazed at the results.

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