Fabric: Mustard-y yellow upholstery fabric from stash, on sale in 2011 for $4 a meter!
Pattern: Simplicity 2648 Amazing Fit
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 :)
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!