"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Easy sheath dress

What a perfect weekend for sewing! On Friday, my boys were at school and my husband had a day off work so he took our daughter for the day so I could have some 'me time'. YAY! I made 3 items of clothing throughout the day. Here's the first one:

I saw this picture of a 30 minute jersey sheath on Pinterest the other day using this textured jersey fabric. The tutorial can be found HERE. I had seen some similar fabric in Spotlight so went and nabbed some for the bargain price of $10 per metre (usually $34!)This dress took me less than an hour to make. I originally made it with sleeves, but I made the armholes too small so I just cut them off. I cut the neckline just a little bit too low- a good lesson- always cut less to begin with!

The rolly, rough type fabric was easy to sew with and very forgiving with cutting and sewing seams- great project for a beginner! There is also no need to hem the neckline, sleeves and bottom of the dress, but I did just to neaten it up a bit.

The fabric is also more flattering to wear than normal jersey. Those crinkles hide lumps and bumps really well! I think it will be good for Autumn with a little cardi and boots.

This dress only used 1 metre of fabric so it cost me $10 all up. Bargain! I still have another metre of fabric left so I might try another one with sleeves and higher neckline.

So there is my first little number completed on my super sewing spree day. Stay tuned over the next week or so for more easy clothing! I'd love to see what creative things you are working on at the moment. Feel free to leave a link below.

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. I love how this turned out, even sans sleeves. And what a great deal for $10. Love the colors on you, too.