For me!

It seems like I haven’t been on here for weeks!! I’ve been really busy with life. Funny how that happens. I finally made that dress!!  

 
I must say the construction was fairly easy other than in two areas it repeated certain steps which freaked me out thinking I’d done something wrong.  And this dress also reminded me why I HATE zippers!! But I conquered it and I’m pretty proud of the outcome. 

The dress looks pretty much like the picture but what I didn’t realize was that the openness of the neck makes it impossible to wear any bra I have in my drawer! I refuse to wear strapless which would work great but being a busty girl the one thing to hate seeing…is a girl or grown woman constantly trying to pull up her bra in the front!! That would drive me crazy!  I just don’t know if there is a bra that would work! I could buy one with plastic see-through straps but…not crazy about that idea either. 

So….here’s my dress. 

 

see those bra straps?

 
This was taken in the back yard…which is really not a yard but Bootsie the dog area!! 

  
This was my first dress made out of something other than knit!! 😆😆

I think it looks pretty good although a co-worker at work has said that she thinks I look better in jewel tones….what do you think?

I have so much black and earth tones in my closet that I NEED color every once in awhile!!

I think I’ll make this one again but maybe in a jewel tone!! LOL. Either way…I do like how it turned out. 

Oh…and it was very easy to attach the 22 bodice to the 28 skirt.  I’ve always wondered why the sizes don’t match RTW sizes.  It’s not like us big girls are sometimes self conscious of our size in RTW clothes that the patten companies have to make it more hard to look at when your sizes come out to a 28!! I also lined the skirt with pink cotton fabric so I don’t have to wear a slip! I was worried that it would give it to much bulk when I already have enough bulk of my own!! LOL but it’s great!! My co-worker wants me to wear it tomorrow but without the proper bra….I don’t feel like wearing a cover-up all day long! 

So now with this project out of the way I need to figure out what dress to make for my sons wedding! I think I want to go with a knit dress. Yea I know….but I love how knit drapes. 

  
This was my number one choice but I don’t have the pattern so that means I have to buy it at 40% off which is more than I’d like to spend because patterns go on sale so often for $2.00 or less…I’m in a quandary. My other option…

 
Ok. So my reasons behind each. The first one has the option to make the bodice one color and the skirt another. The colors of the wedding is light pink and fuschia ….so I was thinking I could incorporate the colors. 

The mock wrap…it’s another amazing fit pattern and I had such a great experience with my last one….it might work out for this one! And this pattern I have in my stash!  I’m just concerned of my time left for the wedding.  I have not only my dress to make …but one more bridesmaid clutch purse. So…bring it on!! 👍

Thanks for stopping by! 

Ali 😊

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