So I’m scurrying to finish this so I can hop in bed hopefully to get a little rest (baby willing) before heading over to SNAP! the creative bloggers conference tomorrow. This second month of mommyhood has definitely been more rough so I’m surprised that I manged to make these two dresses but I did. Last night actually. So yay for another successful round of Sew Our Stash where Bev from Flamingo Toes and I (and whoever else wants to join in) keep each other accountable to make something for ourselves to wear every month!
This first one is based off of a dress that I made ages ago. I kind of threw it together randomly and it’s still one of my favorite dresses. I seriously wear it all the time and it has followed me through over 50 lbs of weight fluctuation as well as pregnancy and nursing. Really the style is awesome. The problem is that when I went to make this one I wanted more room for ahem boobage (they’re kind of ridiculous people!) and in my hurry to finish it up while the baby was nappy I sewed it totally screwy. Like I sewed the center fronts up the sides. And I found a hole in the fabric right smack in the bodice part. See screwy I tell you. But since my baby DOES NOT sleep and he was actually sleeping yesterday I decided just to with it and make it work I left the pieces flipped all wonky and I just sewed back and forth over the hole. So here is my totally strange thrown together dress. Some day I hope to perfect the pattern to recreate the one I made so many years ago.
And then I also made this dress. I had cut out the fabric before I became pregnant. I traced the pattern off of my then favorite dress. Now it isn’t quite as flattering with my nursing boobs of doom. Luckily it went together fast and I like it enough but I’m not sure how to make it special. Right now I feel like it’s borderline frumpy. I left the neckline and hem unfinished since I just wasn’t sure what to do.
So what do you think should I finish the neck with some pale yellow (or aqua) binding? Change the neckline shape? Add a band of color to the hem? Make a sash? Something else? Help me take this okay (and very comfy) dress to something awesome. Please?
Now go check out Bev’s post for this month and keep tagging your sewing pictures with #sewourstash
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