Tuesday, September 09, 2014


It took me almost an entire month to make this dress last year ~

The sewing journey was involved and I learned a lot as well as ended up with that amazing dress.  Which by the way, I've only worn twice!  

Originally I'd intended to make a jacket to wear with the dress from the wool tweed which I used for the base of the dress. I spent so much time on the dress that I really had nothing left for the jacket.  So even though the front and back were cut out and attached to the pattern pieces...that's where they still were when I went looking for the fabric.

See this fabric has recently been haunting me.  Seriously, talking to me in the middle of the night...playing around the edges of my mind in meetings...and pushing into my thoughts on my long bus ride home.  I only remembered the jacket pieces, however, when I pulled the fabric out of the garbage bag it was stored in (along with leftover pieces from this jacket), I found a full yard of fabric. As well as another 1/2 yard...enough to make a dress and not the skirt I originally thought about.

My mind basically exploded!  Peeps, the fabric and lace used in that dress was costly and here I had it stored away.  Bet that's why it had started to haunt me! *LOL* Anytoway, (yeah I know that's not a word!) I've decided to use the fabric and the lace with McCalls 6988.

This is View C of the pattern, and the lace will be used in the center panel only, which will make this dress work wearable! Yes!!! I've shown the dress with the three quarter sleeves but if I don't have enough fabric I will change them to the shorter sleeve from View D.

I haven't started working on this yet because I have to finish my ponte dress first but won't this be amazing! I'm so thrilled that this will be my first fall garment especially since I will finally be using the leftover fabric...and it can stop calling to me at all hours of the day and night.

So I'm sure you're wondering what happened with the leggings for Princess Lena...they will be up soon.  I need my model to showcase them but believe me again more easy sewing...seriously easy sewing. Now I know how Katie turns out so many pieces every month.  Again something made entirely on the serger.

This is my next sewing journey which I will be oversharing here on the blog! *LOL* It's getting cooler outside along with getting darker earlier, fall is definitely on the way. This dress will make a great first fall garment!

Oh and I didn't buy any more ponte from the Fabric Mart 50% off sale...*sigh* I can't say the same for the 50% off suiting though...

...as always more later!


  1. Oh my, that will be awesome. I can't wait to follow along. ~Teri

  2. You really should wear the dress more often, it is so gorgeous!!!!!
    And the next dress is going to be just as gorgeous, you are really the guru of fabric pieceing and fabric placement. Someday when I have more sewing experience I'm going to sew a dress with the lace borders I bought. Meanwhile, I'm collecting inspiration pictures and stalking your blog haha

  3. I agree. That dress is beautiful. Really looking forward to seeing your new dress. X

  4. Ha! Well you did make it through your no more ponte for now pledge :)

    That fabric is truly gorgeous. Can't wait!

  5. I really like that dress- it should definitely go into higher rotation. ;) So lovely!

  6. Looking forward to seeing your dress. I was good, I looked at FM but didn't bite yet. I keep reminding myself that I need to use some of what I have, lol.

  7. Oooh! This is gonna be a great dress!

  8. Oh yay, this will be so great! Your lace dress was epic- glad you have enough fabric for another one!!!

  9. I just recently acquired this pattern and searching for how I want to sew it up. Your lace and fabric will be gorgeous for this pattern.

  10. I look forward to seeing the finished garment. I know it will be gorgeous!

  11. Love that lace and the result is amazing.

  12. Oh that dress is amazing. I rarely see you in something pastel and it is exquisite.


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