Tuesday, August 5, 2008

simplicity 3692

So I finally got around to making that dress that I mentioned ages ago. It's a Built By Wendy pattern... Simplicity #3692.

Now that I've made my first dress, I can't believe how easy it was and I feel stupid for being intimidated by the idea of making clothes.

For this dress I used bamboo jersey in a heathered dark purple color. The pattern has 3 options -- A, B and C. A is an a-line dress with short sleeves, B is a 3/4 sleeve tunic style shirt and C is a sleeveless top with a gathered elastic bottom. I made a combo of A and B -- a dress with 3/4 length sleeves.

The most taxing part of this project was the sewing of the sleeves but even that wasn't really too troublesome.

Here is a photo of me in the finished product:


Haydee said...

the dress turned out great! I wish I was a crafty as you...=)

Lauren said...

hot mama!! what a pretty dress.

Anonymous said...

It looks great! I think you've inspired me to just get over my "baby weight" issue and make some clothes for myself for once.

Reese McG said...

thanks chicas! i'm now in search of my next dress pattern because i am officially addicted to the idea of wearing clothes that i made myself.