The day before she left we spent all our free time sewing. Her goal was to leave with a finished project...and she did! We made her a bag out of some awesome Tula Pink laminate fabric.
I Thnk Sew Pattern for this one and customized the pockets a bit. Laminate fabric on a bag is lovely. I think I want one too!
After the bag was done she made me cut out a dress. She is such a slave driver! :) Well I'm thankful for my slave driving sister because now I have something new and cute to wear!!! This is a momentous occasion. I think the last time I made a dress for myself was before I got married, more than 15 years ago. Could that be right? Anyway, here it is.
I used The Shift Dress pattern by Favorite Things. I love it! It is so comfortable and pretty simple to make.
I followed SewCaroline's lead and cinched the elastic on the backing a bit more than is suggested to give it more of a waist.
It is meant to be finished a little bit looser.
Here are a few more views. Please excuse my un-posed faces. Dear Caroline, thank you for taking my pictures. Next time I promise to stop talking during the shoot. :)
I really like the sleeves and neckline. I thought the sleeves would be a little too poofy for me but I don't mind them. They are very loose and comfortable.
It is so comfortable, in fact that I think I'll make another one.
I think this would look great with a belt as well, and a beautiful colorful necklace. I guess it's time to go shopping. :)
Hopefully I can finish the next one before another 15 years passes!
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