Jonah wears through the knees of his jeans in about 6 weeks so I need to get good at making patches.
It has black pearlized buttons that look incredibly sharp against the white collar and cuffs.
You can read all about it on Pattern Review.
My dress came in 21st place out of 70 plus entries. I’m thrilled! I got TWENTY votes. Happy day!
Even better, I wore my dress out last Saturday to see Psycho on the big screen with a friend. Win win!
Now I am on to the next contest: fitted blouse, a skills challenge. Thankfully, I muslined a shirt last month so even though I am joining to contest with only seven sewing days left, I’m feeling pretty confident.
I entered a sewing contest! I made a dress from a New To Me Pattern Company: the Go Anywhere Dress by Sewn Square One. Of course sewing for a contest is really about giving yourself a deadline, but I did find myself thinking of ways to make my dress stand out.
I changed the neckline and added some embelishments. You can read all about it on PatternReview.com here
This is an out of print Burda envelope pattern that I had to hunt down on an old “print it at home site” but I’m glad I went to the effort! I made something to wear! And, as fate would have it, Burda was having a party last Thursday night so I had a great Burda top for the Burda party.
If it weren’t so hard to track down, I would highly recommend the pattern. It was easy to put together and would have been a weekend project if I hadn’t decided to change the neck from a boat shape to a V shape, a decision that sent me into a dark spiral of bad math, seam-ripping and tears.
The material is a yummy chocolate Vera Wang jersey that I bought on sale from Fabricmart.com FOUR YEARS AGO for a dollar a yard. Note to self: Yeah for a big fabric stash!
I made the skirt, too. Two years ago for a Valentine’s Day date. The shirt I made to go with it was a fail. Worn once and never again. But the skirt lives on!
Sadly, my posing techniques are in need of some improvement. Here, Jonah shows me the way: