Hot! G’Day Sewers and my “Dont’ Call me a Pansy” dress

Name & Location: Stacey, Goulburn Valley, Vic, Australia
How long have you been sewing: I made my first dress for my year 9 formal, in 1999!
Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I have a new job at a vintage / retro second hand shop. We have a lot of customers asking for rock n roll dresses, era -mostly 50’s and rockabilly dresses. So I need to sew for work, its the best!
What do you love most about sewing garments: Making something from nothing but fabric! That I can make it fit me (hard when you’re only 5 foot!)
What do you hate most about sewing garments: Zippers…cutting out the fabric…
What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I want to be able to reply to everyone that asks ‘Did you make that dress?” with a big Yes!
Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: Get out of debt…sorry and!
What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: A Beautiful Mess, Oh Shoot, The Dainty Squid, Esme and the Laneway, Super Kawaii Mumma and The Sew Weekly!

The “Don’t call me a Pansy” Dress

The Facts
Fabric: Cotton, Pansies At Night
Pattern: New Look 6699
Year: 2010
Notions: Zip
Time to complete: 5 hrs
First worn: August 2011.
Wear again? Yes, can’t wait!
Total price: $31.40


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  1. Yay it’s great to see you here Stacey, both of your dresses are darling. Have fun sewing this year.

  2. Love the pansies, so cute.

  3. Sounds like a great job you’ve got there – look forward to seeing what you sew!

  4. How cute! And an Aussie to boot :D
    Can’t wait to watch what you create over the year!

  5. I’m overjoyed at the amount of Australians here! YAY! Wishing you all the best for Sewing Weekly 2012 Stacey!

  6. Love the dress. Also love the “getting out of debt” challenge. It took me until I was in my early 40s to finally get out of debt and I sooooo wish I had done it sooner.

  7. Thanks so much ladies! Im excited to really get stuck into these challenges.

  8. Glad to see you in again Stacey – I’m hoping to use my buttons from the gift swap next week. Still love the pansy dress.