January 6, 2014

Final Make of 2013

On the day of my office holiday party, I decided I needed a new dress.  Mostly because JB did not like the sparkly Ottobre dress.  What's a girl who sews to do?
 
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I headed downstairs around 11.
Traced the long skirt pieces of Anna, pressed the fabric and started working on layout.
Ran upstairs and had JB measure how long I am from back neck to floor
folded all the pieces up and tried layout again
folded the pieces up once more (for a total of 4" out of length) and finally got it all to fit
Cut dress out.
 
 
grabbed bucket of serger thread, tested, rethreaded serger, tested again
it was now 1:25
we were suppose to be downtown at 3
::gulp::

 
I will tell you for the party - this dress wasn't even hemmed.
It's a nice heavy jersey and it didn't need a hem.
I put the entire dress together with my serger
the only place it saw my sewing machine was the neckline and armholes.
 
Because it was a party - I cut the back into a deep v as well.
 

 
This is how I wore it work.
Black ankle boots, jean jacket and a plaid scarf.
Oh - and I hemmed it - 1.25" (that's 5.25" shorter than the pattern pieces!)
 
Looking at these photos - I could take about 1/2" out of the shoulders
and maybe take it in just a smidge.
 
 
 

17 comments :

  1. Well, that must have been long enough for JB. I'm sure you very nicely made the point :). I remember making a dress for a last minute invite to an Air Force Ball - I was literally finishing it off in the car!

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  2. VaVaVoom! Fabulous! We are SO lucky we sew at times like this ;-)

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  3. Beautiful.. and some fast sewing.. Great job.

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  4. A really nice looking dress and it suits you so much! So sophisticated!

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  5. Very nice - the color looks great on you, too.

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  6. such a great holiday party dress! i love the long length.

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  7. Lovely! I would never have thought of sewing this in a knit, but it clearly works brilliantly!

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  8. Very nice! On my monitor it looks almost salmon color. Is it actually red?

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  9. Very cute dress, love the color and how you styled it.

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  10. Stunning! The first photo is my favorite; you could pass for your girls' sister.

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  11. Love the dress....you are incredibly brave! I'd freak myself out on that kind of timeline.

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  12. This is a great dress and I love how you improvised yet got such a wonderful dress not only for the party but also to wear to work!

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  13. Holy moly! You look amazing in this dress! A real knockout...love it!

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  14. I think it looked great for the party, and what a bonus that you could make it work for everyday, too. What's a girl who sews to do, indeed.

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  15. This dress looks great on you. Such fast sewing, I am envious!

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