The “Year Makes a Difference” Dress
Fabric: 3 yards of red linen at $5.00 per yard
Pattern: Simplicity 2591 View B (second use)
Notions: Fusible interfacing (in stash), invisible zipper – $2
Time to complete: 6 hours?
First worn: Saturday night to a rock and roll show!
Wear again? Definitely.
Total cost: $17.00
Hello everyone! This is the first challenge I have participated in and I am so excited! Between quilting, sewing up the patterns for Sew Colette, and reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (and letting that take over my life) I haven’t had much time for other sewing. I knew that I needed to change that and wanted to make a dress, so I decided to make a dress with a pattern I used for the first time a year ago. What a difference a year makes!
When I sewed this pattern the first time I was new to sewing and it took months to complete! I struggled with reading the pattern and understanding what all the words and symbols meant. Now, one year later, it took me several hours spread out over only a few days. Everything went so smoothly and there was no confusion at all, not even with the pockets!
I feel like a zipper snob, now that I have learned how to install an invisible zipper I don’t want to use any other kind! Sorry for the poor quality of the last few photos, but my “photographer” (husband) was busy (watching ESPN). I guess that’s what I get for asking for a photo shoot during the NBA season :)