Saturday, 8 January 2011

my first handmade dress, the story so far!

Fabric arrived on Thursday.
Pattern pieces cut out on Friday.
Sewing began today.

I ventured upstairs to my sewing machine about three hours ago, thinking that this dress making process would take, hmm, an hour?  OPTIMISTIC MUCH?!  I have not yet finished the dress, I need to hem the bottom and make some alterations to the bodice section as it is too large, but all in all, no huge disasters!  This is shaping up quite well for my fist ever garment :)

P.S. I'm very aware of how tired I look in this photograph, sewing is intense!

26 comments:

  1. Oh wow! It looks great :D The fabric is the cutest thing ever! x

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  2. That is beautiful, I love the fabric x

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  3. The dress looks really good! Making a dress is what I aspire to... seeing as I literally can't sew a button back on without help.

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  4. That is utterly beautiful; I adore the fabric. I purchased a mini sewing machine recently.. I really want to make clothes. Was it relatively easy to do?

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  5. Gorgeous! You wouldn't want to take any dressmaking commissions would you? c; x

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  6. one word: WOW! the fabric is fantastic!

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  7. This is always on my list of things to make time to learn one day. To make my own clothes would be amazing!

    You've done good, well done!

    Mozzypop x

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  8. I love it! Fantastic fabric :)

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  9. This is so pretty :) Well done lady!

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  10. Cute fabric! What pattern did you use?

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  11. Wow Katie, this is a great start to your first ever dress...I'm so impressed! Sewing clothes for yourself can be intense, but I hope you're loving it at the same time! What pattern are you using by the way?

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  12. Beautiful! Looks so lovely on you! x

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  13. it's looking great! how did you get started sewing? i can hand sew quite neatly and I've made bags and purses and things, but the thought of hand stitching an entire dress is daunting and I've never got to grips with my mother's sewing machine :/

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  14. It's gorgeous! I love the fabric!! Making my own dresses is something I've always wanted to do but never found the time to learn how!

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  15. I love it, turned out so well!

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  16. This dress is lovely! The fabric is so wonderful and the style is perfect too.
    I would love to be able to make my own dress xx

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  17. The dress looks fab and I love the fabric! I am still building up the courage to attempt making a dress! Cushion covers are as far as I have got with my sewing machine so far!

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  18. So cute! Dressmaking always takes waaaaay longer than I think it will. I'll be happy if I make one thing per month this year... although of course I'd be happier if I made more than that. Gotta stop spending so much time reading blogs!

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  19. What a clever person you are. The fabric is fab.
    The art of dressmaking is to never admit to mistakes. They are just modifications you needed to make. Looking forward to seeing the next one.

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  20. Its looking great, keep going! :)

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  21. hello, this is my first visit herre (via twitter) Your dress is gorgeous and i LOVE the fabric. you stitched it up so quick. well done, your first ever dress, what an achievement!!

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  22. A big well done to you, Katie. The fabric is very pretty.

    I remember making my first and only dress when I was about nineteen. I was dead proud.

    I'm sure you must be very proud of your achievement! Keep it up xx

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  23. How lovely, well done you :)

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