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The Facts

Fabric: Mustard-y yellow upholstery fabric from stash, on sale in 2011 for $4 a meter!
Pattern:  Simplicity 2648 Amazing Fit
Year: 2011
Notions: Invisible zip from stash
Time to complete: Hmm... I lost track of time it was so much fun!
First worn: 26 January 2012
Wear again? YES!
Make again? YES! with some adjustments ;)
Total Price: less than $10!

This is my first Sew Weekly dress for the year! I've yet to receive the posting guidelines, so my apologies if don't adhere... but I will do my best :)

Mena's MTL series has been a wonderful day-dreaming exercise for me for some time, so it was great to look through them all and get inspired all over again! This week, we're a bit budget concious in this house so everything had to be free... eventually I settled on the Master Mixologist Dress sans bow to bust some stash and give me something to wear to work on happy days :)

Yippee!

I'm trying to be a fearless sewer, but still I felt very apprehensive about trying this pattern! I generally severely dislike buying tops and dresses as I am not a 'normal' size, so most of my wardrobe is separates, and most of those skirts. But I desperately want dresses that fit! 

In the end, all that fear was in vain. It was easy!! The instructions are set out in baby-steps and for this pattern, it detailed how to adjust bits and pieces to fit any shape. As it turned out I only had to make a few minor tweaks to the bust and wa-la! I'll definitely be trying more of Simplicity's Amazing Fit series!

The me-feature I added to this pattern was adding 3" to the length of the skirt. I think the below-the-knee 40s length is so much more flattering for thicker ankles like mine... ;)

And yes, there was dancing when this dress was completed! Then there had to be some rest time... points if you can 'spot' me!

Hehe! I've been waiting ages to take that shot! (You can find the pattern for the bean bags here)

Thanks for looking :) and Happy Australia Day!
xx 

 

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Comment by Natalie Rose on January 26, 2012 at 8:59am

These polka dots are so fun. I am in love with your dress. 

Comment by Morgan Sin on January 26, 2012 at 1:47pm
Thank you! :)
Comment by Ella Crossland on January 26, 2012 at 4:10pm
So... I guess the cushion came first? Love both of them! Great colour, great fit. Excellent price!
Comment by Anna Lorinc on January 26, 2012 at 6:35pm

Oh! I have been looking for a pattern with princess seams to use with a beautiful brocade I have sitting in my stash... Your beautiful dress is the answer! And such a lovely fit too.

Comment by Morgan Sin on January 27, 2012 at 1:33am
Yes, the cushion did come first! Two of them actually, and I still have enough left for a mini skirt and a belt. :D

Anna, the pattern was great to sew even for me who hasn't been sewing long! However, I would really recommend making a muslin or practice dress first as I did need to make some adjustments, and I can still see a few things I'd like to fix for next time. Good luck!

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