Sunday, April 15, 2012

Something For Me...

It has been a long time since I made something for myself.  Lately, I've been busy working on projects for other people and trying to think of things that they would like and appreciate.  And while I really enjoy making things for others, I decided that I needed to finish a project that was just what I wanted, just for me!

So I made myself a dress for Easter.

It's an "infinity" style dress in that the top consists of two long panels that can be wrapped and tied in any number of variations.  I found this tutorial a while ago and followed most of it to make my dress.  (Some parts, like the hemline, I made up myself!)

The dress is made out of a heathered purpley-brown jersey-knit material that actually used to be a queen-sized bedsheet that I found at a thrift store.  It is super soft and comfy!  I embellished the hemline with some large silver leaf-shaped charms that I had lying around from another old project.

I'm actually quite proud of the hemline, even if it began as an accident!  I cut the skirt of the dress too short for my liking and had to improvise a way to lengthen it with the little material I had left.  I ended up cutting out small triangles around the perimeter of the skirt and sewing in larger triangles.

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This not only gave the hem some length and dimension but it also added some fun "swish!"  

I'll probably be wearing this dress a lot this summer.  :)

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