Over the summer (in July) I sewed up something with leftover fabric that had been sitting in my stash for two years! Fabric Mart was gracious enough to send me some extra fabric a few years ago!
I used Simplicity 8383 to sew up this gorgeous tent dress. I wasn’t showing in this pic, but I would have been about 8 weeks pregnant I think, maybe 10
I cut view A in a size 6 and it was just right. Although the pattern calls for a softer knit, I chose a scuba knit. Even though it’s not as drapey, it falls beautifully.
Another reason I love a scuba knit, it doesn’t need any finishing on the hem.
Here is the back view. The dress pattern was shorter. I lengthened the hem by a few inches. Oh my hair has grown so much since I can’t believe it! I need to keep up with blogging my makes!
Love the cut outs. This is officially my 1st cold shoulder make. I replaced the neck binding with a triple cover stitch.
That’s all for my DIY dress! I’ve made a few more things since this dress, and I’m hoping to catch up on blogging soon. I made the cutest mommy and me seersucker outfit for Jazz and I …… I will post that soon!
Oh! Before I go, I wanted to share with you the original dresses I made with this fabric. You can see them below and here.
I hope you are all well and enjoying the fall temps.. It is still warm here in Nov, but maybe only for another week!
See you soon!