/prairie dress


Pretty much everything I sew takes an strange amount of time; it's usually years, about a month, or a day (or two). I've found that there's a definite correlation in how long a project takes me to finish, and how much I like the final product. The longer I put it off, the more I despise it. Even if I loved the idea all that time ago. This dress was different for some reason. I cut the pieces to make a shirt (what is now the top portion of the dress), made a few seams and put it away, not too psyched about finishing it. Last week I decided that it was time to face the sad little quarter finished top. It was ill-fitting and just sort of gross. Then it hit me; A DRESS! Make it into a DRESS!

i love the cotton gauze/lawn used for the yoke. it's been in my stash for at least a year, and this was its time.
sporadic pintucking detail on the outer skirt.

There are still TONS of conscious-but too-lazy-to-fix mistakes, but I'm at least lukewarm toward it despite them and the time I let the project sit around. It'll be fun to wear with boots through the fall. Now I just need to make a giant snuggly sweater/cardigan number to accompany!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, this is the cutest little shirt dress, I love the colours used. I have a few unfinished things lying around too. better snap to it.
    Love your blog too, I'm reading through old posts at the moment. And yes if you ever sew with colette patterns I can answer your questions, I've almost got the entire collection tee hee :-)


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