Saturday, December 6, 2008
I just LOVE this fabric. I kept seeing it at Jo-Ann Fabric and thinking how pretty it was, so when it was 50% off last time I was there I just had to buy it, so I snatched up a yard. It's a medium weight knit with some stretch.
I've been working on my seamstress skills lately, and I love working with knits because the weight and stretch makes them pretty forgiving. I decided that my fabric needed to be a dress.
I should probably post a picture of me wearing the dress so you can get a better idea of what it looks like, but I do really like how it turned out! I'm so proud of the sleeves- this is the first time I've attempted them!
I have lots of learning to do, and using a pattern probably wouldn't hurt, but making your own clothes is really fun! I'm learning as I go. I've just been tracing clothing that fits me onto the fabric and going from there... so far it's working pretty well for me. If you have a sewing machine and some spare time, give making clothing a try!