Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dressing up

I am on a dress kick lately...and if you followed me on Pinterest (love Pinterest, you HAVE to join:)) you would've seen this dress that I pinned.

Via Shabby Apple:


Originally I thought I would make this out of sweatshirt material but had NO CLUE that material was so hard to find. Like crazy hard. Well, I then just bought some fleece on super remnant clearance at Jo-Ann's and started cutting. I used existing shirts I had on hand and made a pattern. Then I would put it on inside out, re-pin, and adjust. Total trial and error. More error than trial, really, if I am going to be honest.

Here are the two dresses that I  came up with:

The pin on the collar is my Nana's. The bow on the other shoulder is a thought, not sure how I feel about it yet.




Following are my best attempts at a self portrait with the dress on. It's tough to get a decent shot of yourself while holding a heavy camera with a really heavy lens. Charlotte tried to take pictures of me, but not a good one out of the 50:).

Overall, I had a bunch of compliments on the dress and I am quite proud of myself. Which must have inspired Charlotte to start designing her own dresses and handbags...
 Which led me to make her a Halloween dress for her school party tomorrow.


Yes, the above picture is her in her Christmas pj's on under the Halloween dress. The girl is prepared!




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4 comments:

Brandy said...

Holy Cow Melissa!!!! That is fantastic, I want to see more pictures of them. I love to sew, but have nowhere near this kind of confidence. I am blown away!!!

felicia said...

Oh my goodness! Love the dress but I really love your next Project Runway star! :) So cute. My son does the same thing and now he wants to start his own t-shirt line

-Trashy Betty- said...

Question, what do you think you'd charge to make me the first dress if I gave you all of my measurements, etc.??

mel@livvyloowho said...

Gee, thanks Betty! I am glad you like them! I would probably charge $45? email me @ livvylooboutique@gmail.com and we will talk:).