Hot! The “Polka Time” Dress

Name & Location: Angie from Tempe, Az


How long have you been sewing: 2-3 years

Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I was excited to  join an international community of talented and crafty ladies who I imagine will provide inspiration and motivation for the whole year.

What do you love most about sewing garments: I adore when you are out at a coffee shop or in a shop and someone compliments your outfit and you get to puff up your chest a little and say that you made it. It’s quite the satisfying feeling.

What do you hate most about sewing garments:I hate when a garment is almost completed and you try it on for the first time only to realize you have a boatload of fit issues! So frustrating.

What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I want to try out new techniques, sew on a more schedule basis, and sew through some of my ridiculous stash!

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: I have big careers goals and hopes of heading back to school. 

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: I’m not sure I could narrow it down to favorites but of course it would include SewWeekly if I could!

The Facts

Fabric: Cotton blend salvaged from a thrift store find dress
Pattern: Mccall’s 6331
Year: 2011
Notions: elastic
Time to complete: 3-4 hours
First worn: Summer evening party
Wear again? Most likely

Total price: $1.50



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  1. Great color, cute dress :)

  2. YAY Angie! So pleased to see you here for 2012! Wishing you a great year ahead and can’t wait to see what you come up with! Your refashioning will be top notch, I bet!

  3. Love the dress and your sassy little half-smile! :)

  4. You do look lovely and summery. I’m impressed that you got such a full-skirted dress out of an op-shop find. Cool.

  5. I’m so glad you’re here, Angie!!

  6. Love it! I am constantly in awe with the amazing refashions you do… :)