Sewn : Crochet Lace Midi Dress

Thursday, March 26, 2015


This post has been a long time coming, I made this dress a while ago but it's taken me forever to take pictures. The Salt Flats are forever and a day away so I had to wait until we could make a day of it. (Shout out to my mom who will take crazy 3 hour trips out to the middle of nowhere with me! haha)





So this dress is a re-creation of this dress from ASOS, but I didn't want mine to have a low back so I made one with a scooped back instead. I used this lace from Etsy and cream satin from Joann's for the lining. I'm pretty sure it's this listing (in ivory) but I'm not sure so don't hold me to that. 



I drafted the pattern because I couldn't find a pattern with a similar bodice (It overlays the skirt so it's not attached to the waist like the lining is.) The skirt is just a basic rectangle cut out and sewn together, and gathered at the waist.



The bodice was a little hard to figure out at first, I had to figure out how the zipper was going to work with the overlaying lace and the lining underneath. But in the end I just used the same pattern piece for each layer but didn't do waist darts for the lace, and sewed them both into the zipper in the back. That makes no sense but it worked perfectly! haha 



The zipper is just a 12" invisible one from Joann's. 



The bodice has french seams where possible (not on the zipper, and curved seams) and then the neckline is a bias finishing.






Pattern: Drafted
Lining Fabric: Ivory Satin from Joann's

Sewn : Plaid Flannel Shirt

Thursday, January 1, 2015

If I look really awkward in these pictures it's because I was freezing. And also I guess I'm just an awkward person so there's that too. haha




I used McCall's M6044. I made this same shirt once before but this time around I made one for myself. I used a guys pattern because I wanted it to have an oversized fit and because I just already had the pattern on hand.


No yoke in the back which I was happy about while making the shirt but now I sort of wish it had one.




I do like how it turned out though. The fabric is from Joann's. I can't find it online or else I'd link to it but here's a really similar fabric by Robert Kaufman.


For once the buttonholes actually turned out really well! I always dread that part. Thank goodness for the button hole foot on Bernina's, it has saved me.





Pattern: McCall's M6044
Fabric: Plaid Flannel from Joann's (similar
Buttons: Navy 1/2"
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