I am so excited to post today. I have not had a chance to sew anything for myself in a while. I knew exactly what I wanted to sew when I got my hands on the nearest machine.
I got the idea from Make This Look: What a Debut Dress. Seemed simple enough. Butterick 5490 with some alterations in the material choices.
Pisssh. Nothing is simple with MissZuriB. Let's begin with how I came up with the name for this dress.
I recently moved and was going to move again before summer, so my sewing machine is boxed up - along with my table and chairs. So I was not able to sew at home. However, I could sew at my cousin's house - 2 hours away.... You gotta be kidding me, right?!
I decided that I wanted to make the dress around April 25/26. I purchased my fabric for the skirt. The navy is leftover from Frankie. I was so excited and ready to sew, but I was visiting my cousins and it was my birthday, so I had to wait because they forced me to be social... Sigh!
Ok, fine. I went to cut Memorial Day weekend. I then realized I did not have enough fabric for the skirt.... I noticed after I began to cut the skirt front. Luckily enough for me, I was able to get the same material again. Fantastic! I ended up getting about 3 yds in total. This material was 44" quilting specialty cotton. I do think that if it was 60" I would not have needed nearly as much. But, I was also moving again that weekend and I was too tired to sew... Seriously!
Ugh. SO... I went to Disney for a week and had a BLAST and spent another week on vacation - all while longing to sew this dress. I even had dreams about it... I finally got to my parents house and whipped out the machine. I went to gather my material and I COULD NOT find the rest of the skirt material. You gotta be kidding me! - rips out hair
I even sent my mom a message, hoping she knew where to find my missing material. Nope.
|Tank I made out of frustration|
SO, I made a tank and kept looking.
The next day, I looked in a box I mailed to my parents when I was moving, and guess what was sitting there?! My missing material! YES!! So I made quick work of the dress and made it in about 5 hours. There is even a matching bow! My hair was so big that the bow got a little lost. :)
|Detail of the Pleating|
I seemed to run into a bit of an issue with the pleats lining up. I'm convinced that it is 100% me and nothing to do with the pattern. Plus, it was an easy fix to line it up. So after all the turmoil and heartache, I present to you:
You Gotta be Pleatin' Me