This week’s Sew Our Stash is all about copying our closet favorites. You know that shirt or dress that you love and want more of. Whether they don’t make that style or we ahem already have every color and print they do make Bev and I challenged ourselves and you guys to copy at least one thing from our closets.
I’ve had this green dress for almost 10 years now. It’s totally stretched out and the fabric is all pilly and bally. And I bought it when I was literally 50 lbs lighter. I’m totally not exaggerating. It’s so easy to wear and even with all the different shapes my life and body have taken in the last 10 years this dress has been a work horse.
You might think that it is just standard knit dress. And you would be right. I bought it at one of those cheap stores targeted at high schoolers. But do you notice the length. I don’t have to worry about flashing anyone when I wear this. For the last 5+ years dresses especially cheap dresses have been made SO short! So I took the pattern off of my favorite green dress and made this striped one.
And I LOVE it. The only problem is that I cut out the this dress when I was 50 lbs lighter before I had stretched out the original and the stripes while very stretchy and comfy don’t have quite the same stretch.
So along with my nursing boobs this is a bit too boobilicious for my tastes. I think I’ve decided to add a little triangle in the clevage area AND try to loose some weight. Hopefully that and after I stop nursing it will fit better because I adore it. I can’t wait to make more. And now that I see how this fits I can easily just tweak my pattern to give me more coverage!
I know that I say it every month but I’m so happy to have had this Sew Our Stash commitment/due date. Because like I said this dress has been cut out for at least 6 years. Craziness I know. And it took me less than 2 hours, that is one nap, for me to sew it up.
I love adding to my handmade wardrobe and I hope you’ll join Flamingo Toes Bev and I as we continue to Sew Our Stash! The next theme is Polka Dots. Easy right. You can make ANYTHING with polka dots and there are so many different variations of polka dots.
High Low Shirt | Shortcake Knickers | Floral and Dot Kensignton Dress | Cutest Cardigan | Polka Dot Ruffle Swim Suit | Gray Polka Dot Top | Color Pop Top | Ruffled Jacket | Knit Polka Dot Dress | Edlewiess Dress | Gold Heart Dress | Peplum Dress | Neon Dot Skirt | Keyhole Dot Shirt | Rain Coat | Ruffle Shorts | Flannel PJs | Pencil Erasure Stamped Dress
But to give you some inspiration here are some great sewing projects and tutorials that are polka dot happy. Also don’t forget to see what Bev ended up making this month AND see her own round up of inspiration pieces for next month!
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