4.30.2012

Yes, Please (I'll make it)

zara dresses
(one, two, three)


I'll be using these dresses from Zara for inspiration for some sewing projects I'm going to start today. I could live in this silhouette! I hope to make a couple of sleeveless dresses and a couple with sleeves (that shouldn't be too hard, right?). This will be the first time I sew a garment for myself out of a pattern, and I'm kind of nervous! I took a sewing class when I was pregnant and my big belly got in the way of really following the pattern, but I hope I remember the basics. Here we go!

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  1. wow good luck! One of my husbands co-workers gave me a singer sewing machine for a wedding gift and I am to scared to try it out! Maybe I'll take a class when we get back from all our trips.

    I can't wait to see the finished product :-) those dresses are super cute

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    1. Oooh, what a gift! Take it out and try it! I'm not super skilled by any means, but taking an Intro to Sewing class gave me so much confidence. I was so intimidated by patterns, zippers, and sewing curves, and now I feel like I can take on the challenge. The results may not be super pretty, but I'll get better with practice. I HIGHLY recommend taking a class!

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  2. Set in sleeves can be tricky, but if the pattern directions are hard to follow, just look up some tutorials. I have a much easier time watching someone do something than trying to follow a diagram.

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    1. Thanks for that suggestion- I usually can follow videos better than written directions/diagrams, as well, I'll have to remember to look some up. Thank goodness for youtube!

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  3. I'd love to see the finished product! I've yet to be able to make anything myself (outside of curtains and the like) that didn't involve a pattern of some sort. Apparently after I sew something for myself I realized how skewed my image of my body (and general human anatomy) is in my head.

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    1. I hope the finished product is wearable :) I've only sewn basic stuff before, we'll see how it goes. It's funny to compare the body that you see in your head vs the actual measurements, huh?

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  4. if you get stuck on the sleeves im sure theres a tutorial out there, or even a basic pattern floating around the interwebs. If not id be mega happy to scan one through and email it to you! I have some of these kinds of dresses waiting to be sewn as well. But I have to wait for the holidays first!

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    1. Oh, I would love that! I'm nervous about the sleeves, so I'll start off with some sleeveless ones first!

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  5. Are you making your own pattern or did you purchase one? I am interested in the pattern because I'd love to make dresses of this silhouette! It's my favorite and the most flattering for my figure!

    Thanks!

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    1. I have a simplicity pattern I plan to use on the middle and last one, and a dress that has the shape of the first one. I am hoping I'll be able to take apart the dress I already own and make a pattern of it!

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  6. Gah! That middle one is my super moon birthday dress, but in white. Love it!

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  7. What lovely dresses! I am making myself some similar ones for summer (and fall, winter, spring...). If you are looking for a great pattern, check Simplicity and McCalls. They have some really similar ones currently out! I just picked up a few of them for $1 a piece at JoAnns. I know that McCalls patterns are on sale this week (starting tomorrow) for $1.99. Several of the patterns also have pockets! eeek! I think no matter what you do, your dresses are going to be beautiful!! Happy sewing!!

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  8. What lovely dresses! I have the same project plans for this summer! I picked up a McCalls pattern and a Simplicity pattern to make multiple dresses out of! A mommy uniform of sorts !! :) I cannot wait to see pictures of what you make! You are going to do fantastic!! Happy sewing!!

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  9. Would love to see what you came up with :)

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