Friday, June 11, 2010

A Dress For Me

I made a dress for myself. Yay! I wanted to wear it to a baby shower I was throwing at my house, but I hadn't put the straps on yet. Thankfully my friend arrived early and hand sewed them on before guests arrived. I didn't use a pattern and I just held the fabric around myself to wing the measurements. Then I sewed the jersey into a tube and shirred it at the top and at the waist. I really like it. It's cute and comfy and looks better when I'm not hunched over explaining the fondue food to baby shower guests. Maybe I'll get a more flattering shot next time I wear the dress. I left the bottom unhemmed because I like the way it drapes now. When I made that jersey skirt for Valentine's Day it draped great until I hemmed the bottom. It's okay now, but hopefully it will drape a little better after a few washes.