Nana ended buying Ms O a dress so it wasn’t high on my sewing list anymore. MY dress was next in line and I HAD to make myself something. I tried to find something at the mall, but everything I liked was at least $100. I felt like I could make the dresses myself AND for less money- which usually isn’t often with the cost of fabric these days!
I set about thinking of my dress and I remembered that I had cut out a dress using everyone’s favorite Built by Wendy pattern 3835. I sewed the dress but found that for the wedding, it would have to be out of linen or something nicer than a cotton print.
I bought some decent linen and went to town. It took me an hour and a half to make the basic dress then a little more to add the blue band at the bottom of the dress and for the arms. (Do you see that perfectly matching bias tape on the arms? I made my own bias tape for the first time and it’s just as easy as everyone said it would be!) The dress was done a couple nights ago but I decided to take it in a little because it felt too big.
In the end, I took in about 2 inches and now love the fit. My favorite shirt pattern has now become my favorite dress pattern. Hey, I may even have time to sew Ms O’s dress after all.