So… I’ve had this dress cut out and ready to sew together for over 7 months. How’s that for procrastination? In March of this year I picked out gorgeous custom printed Modern Jersey from MyFabricDesigns and I cut out my draped tee and this dress on the same night.
Then I got busy with Spring Quilt Market, moving to a new house, writing a book, and on and on.
The reason why I decided to finally sew it together is that the draped tee I made (link above) with this same fabric has held up so fabulously through many washes. It’s a very thin synthetic jersey perfect for lightweight tops and dresses. And it still looks like new.
So I had to finish the dress asap. The pattern is design #19 in Ottobre Design Magazine Issue 2/2013. This dress is so flattering, it made me feel skinny as soon as I put it on. I have a thick waist so I like dresses that cinch in just below the bust.
The first time I made this pattern the knot here was kind of bulky because my fabric wasn’t as thin. But the modern jersey is perfect.
Fabric from MyFabricDesigns is digitally printed with either your design (use their easy Fabric Creator Tool) or with one of the thousands of gorgeous prints that have already be uploaded. My favorite designs are from Melissa Polomsky whose user name is theartwerks. I love those oversized florals.
Now that I’ve used up all the fabric from my first order, I’m ready for more!
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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I have been wanting to sew something like this for so long! I guess I’m just really lucky that you voted for it for our March Un-Tutorials project. I’m not sure where this style of boxy tote came from, but it sure is cute, isn’t it?
This week I was invited to a baby shower. I didn’t have a lot of time to make a handmade gift like a baby quilt, but that’s okay. I decided to sew up a Big Pocket Baby Clutch (using my own free pattern) and stuff it with diapers, wipes, and baby cream.
It’s getting a little buggy over here… but not the bad kind of bugs – the cute kind! My friend Rosie of Bustle & Sew is sharing a free sewing pattern to make this throw pillow that’s covered in adorable bugs!
I love your new dress!!!!
I love this dress design! Do you know of any recent patterns that I can use to make this dress? Thanks!
I love your dress!
I also think its very pretty, love the pattern. I’ll also ask, any recent patterns matching this design?
I would love to find an easily accessible pattern like this dress! Do you know of one?