Sewing for ME! yep, I finally did a personal project!


I decided to do some me sewing today! Husband was out, my parents took the babes for the day (so nice to have a day to myself!). I chose on of the vintage patterns I picked up a couple months ago (for free!). pattern printed in 1969.


I thought maybe the dress would look better with a belt like it has in the picture - but I couldn't find mine. I've neglected room cleaning for sewing... So I used my husbands belt!

The back of the dress. This was my first time sewing darts! I was pleasantly surprised with how easy they were to sew, and the zipper is neatly hidden as well!


Before you look at the next picture I want you to know this is my "model" pose.  Be warned that I am not a model for a reason!
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Hahahaha! I was laughing out loud for a loooong time when I saw  this picture! Pretty safe to say I did not seduce my husband with my sexiness. It was my awkwardness. Don't feel bad for laughing. It's a funny picture.

and lastly here is a side shot - so you can see the fabric better (joel dewberry) and the little sleeve/shoulder pleat. (and my minty nailpolish) 


One of the things I want to do more of this year is personal sewing. Not 100% sure if this is a dress I'll wear out yet. but I like it well enough for about the house/yard. Opinions?

ps. I haven't hemmed it yet - do you like the length? should I shorten it a few inches or hem as is?

30 comments

Suzee said...

LOL you made me laugh.. I love the dress! maybe a little shorter hem would look great! I think you should wear it out!even with those shoes..haha. but seriously yeah you did a great job on it..and are you standing on your desk????

Sarah said...

Lol! Love it! Great job on the dress, J!

Happy in red said...

Great dress!! Love it!!
Esther.

Megan said...

thanks for linking up to Make it MOnday! I'll be sharing this on the brassy apple FB page! :)

slacker said...

it could be a *little* shorter - maybe a fat hem? dig the sleeve/shoulder pleat, but definitely needs a tighter belt LOL

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

How fun...I love the fabric you chose!

Beth said...

Looks great! Love vintage patterns...and inspired to do some sewing for myself on occasion, too!

debbie m said...

Nice job on the dress! Maybe a little shorter, I'm an old lady who wears hers a little longer. I have skinny elephant knees and always make a point to not have my hem line too near my wrinkly knees to make them more noticable, lol. Makes me sound vain, but I rarely even wear makeup. I like the old pattern, just a wee before my time, maybe my older sisters though. Keep up the good work. I'll be peaking in to see what you're up to, love your energy
ps-love the model look, sulky too bothered by life, made me laugh too.

Wendy Mac said...

Cute dress! Makes me want to sew something for me! I like the length as is.

Chatty Chics said...

So cute! Will you share this with my group today? Pop on over to my party if you can!
Thanks!
Melody
ChattyChics.com

The Southern Product Queen said...

Love the dress! What a cute idea!

Sunny Vanilla said...

I'm Loving the Joel Dewberry fabric you picked! What a great little dress. I haven't sewn darts yet either, but you make it look easy. Great little blog you have :-)

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Ha ha. You are one funny gal! I love a good personal project! And I love how this dress turned out. Well done! Thanks for linking up to Oopsey Daisy!

Casa De Luna said...

That fabric is so cool! Your dress looks really good on you. I need to work on my sewing skills in 2012.

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Love this dress and you need to work on your self esteem if you think you couldn't wear it 'out'. It looks great on you and you can totally rock it wherever you want to!

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Michele Alger said...

Oh My GOSH you are SUPER ADORABLE! Love the model pose!!! I laughed so hard! You are stinkin' cute. Hem that dress anyway you want to girl, you'll look darling however you wear it. Wish I could pull that off!

Jaimee said...

You are so cute : ) Great job on the dress!
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Creatively Content said...

This dress is one I would have picked. LOVE IT and I like the length too! Fun pics, great idea and wonderful you had uninterrupted time to start and finish it. Thanks for sharing.

Funky Mama Bird said...

So cute! I seriously have to make myself a few things, too.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Great job on the dress and making a vintage pattern look modern!

Seamingly Smitten said...

Absolutely LOVE the dress you made!! Way to go for sewing for yourself and tackling darts and zipper! I'd hem it shorter and you should wear it whenever you want. It looks great on you!
p.s. You won the clutch over at Seamingly Smitten!
Jenny
www.seaminglysmitten.com

Aimee said...

Very cute! Love the first picture with the belt. :)

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

You did a beautiful job! It looks perfect! I also love that you can use a 1969 pattern and make a dress that looks new and fresh and modern! Thanks for linking up to latest and greatest friday!

Sew Country Chick said...

I do a lot of vintage sewing and love your dress.yes, perhaps shorten it and throw on some sixties boots. Would you like to post  your project on my Sew & Tell Saturday linky party at my blog this Saturday? Its geared specifically for sewing projects !
Justine @ Sew Country Chick
Justine

Jami said...

Great job on the dress!!! Super cute! Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Love the dress, definitely needs to be a little shorter - above the knee, worn with a belt and boots would look really mod!

Jaime said...

Featured you today!

Pam said...

I like it just the way it is, with a tighter fitting belt, though. Great job!!! I would love for you to share this (and any other dresses you have made) at my ongoing linky that's exclusively for Women's Dresses... http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/01/threading-your-way-dresses-for-women.html

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Love, love this darling dress! I think that "zoolander" expression really works for you! ;-) *wink* Not everyone can pull that off! -Marci

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