The Birdie Dress

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I bought this fabric ages ago when there was a nice little sale on. I rarely buy four yards of anything, unless it's skulls....but this was calling to me.

The birdies remind me of my sister, she has a bird tree in her house.
My Mom likes birds too and has a really amazing huge bird cage that I'm going to steal when we go back Stateside in a few months. (She doesn't know it yet though, so keep it on the down low.)

This pattern is my McCall's- Petite 6958.
Link here.

It was seriously fast. The only hiccup I had was with the tucks in front and back as I don't know pattern jargon with treatments like that so I had to research it online first. I like having facings rather than linings too-less fabric used and the whole dress feels lighter.

A very long zipper in back makes it easy to take on and off, no struggles over these hips. Happy camper.
I love the cut of the sleeves as well, they are really flattering. I do think I need to figure out how to fit to my body a bit better, but that will come with practice. I made a size 10 but think I should make the shoulder seams and the waist a bit smaller, but I'm nervous! I don't want to do that and then feel like I'm wearing shrink wrap, ya know? Ugh!

The only thing about a cotton dress I have issues with is when I wear my tights- it does tend to bunch up on my legs, so I think I'll make a silky slip to wear for the next time. Maybe with a bit of lace on the bottom hem for extra glamour. ;)  Like Gertie's tutorial here. I have a girl crush on Gertie. Anyone who can pull of pink or lavender hair is awesome in my book.

I also made this "photo backdrop" for a friend of mine-which I thought "Why haven't I thought of this before?"---but anyways....I think next time I'll make it wider and keep it up for decoration. Who knew strips of fabric could be so cute?  After Pinteresting it I was s h o c k e d to see what people are charging for these makes. Seriously? Really? Who pays this? SMH

Oh--and I cut my hair off again you guys. I couldn't take it anymore. One day I thought I was going to cry with that growing out mess, so I called up my lady in Cambridge and said "fix me". I feel so much better now, I wake up in the morning and tousle my hands through it and go. Two minutes. Do ya feel me with growing your hair out? This is how I looked:

and it made me depressed. LOL  

Do you have any fave dress patterns? I'd love to hear about them! I've got several lined up on my work counter....Now to find some time. It's always a struggle, isn't it?

Happy Weekend!

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