Will Spring Come if I Wear flowers?

Northern Indiana has yet to receive the Spring memo. It’s cold up here. Maybe if I wear flowers, the weather will get the hint. Ah yes, an excuse to make something.

A friend and me went shopping a  few weeks ago and fell in love with this cool rose printed fabric. The weird thing about it is, the fabric is mostly white with a few random roses placed here and there.

Our real obsession with this otherwise blah fabric was the  rarely placed exotic turquoise roses among the pink and grey ones. Loved it. Sold.

I chose to make New Look 6184 in view C.

New Look 6184

New Look 6184

With only 2.5 yards of fabric I should have known it would take a miracle to showcase all of the roses and have enough fabric to cut the necessary pieces out.

(Sorry picture out-of-focus) This fabric has lots of blank space.

(Sorry picture out-of-focus) This fabric has lots of blank space.

Layout was a real puzzle, but I was able to capture all of the roses in the dress. Miracle!

I really struggled to find a way to incorporate every rose

I really struggled to find a way to incorporate every rose

New Look 6184 Front

New Look 6184 Front

New Look 6184 Back

New Look 6184 Back

I like this one, but then I am starting to like any dress with a full skirt. Every women needs to twirl every once in a while.

A Trip Back to the 50’s

What dress will I make? Was the first thing I though after finding out about an upcoming 1950’s murder mystery dinner.

50s Murder Mystery Dinner at Studebaker Museum

Murder Mystery Dinner=Let’s Make a Dress

After some searching, my dress of choice was Butterick 4790 formerly Butterick 6015, the extremely popular walk-away dress. It is totally fuss-free with the back and front all in one piece. Fast easy to sew and fit too! I will be making this again.

Butterick 4790 formerly Butterick 6015

Butterick 4790 formerly Butterick 6015

Butterick4790 sketch

Butterick4790 sketch

I did a tie closure for both front and back to make it event easier to throw on and “walk-away”.

The dress kind of looks like a crossing guard vest on the hanger with the ties.

The dress kind of looks like a crossing guard vest on the hanger with the ties.

fuss free back

I like hand stitching my hems.

I like hand stitching my hems.

Lesson: It takes forever to hand hem a circle skirt!

Lesson: It takes forever to hand hem a circle skirt!

This dress makes me want to twirl

This dress makes me want to twirl

Back view Butterick 4790

Back view Butterick 4790

Ready to "Walk-Away" the 50's in Butterick 4790

Ready to “Walk-Away” the 50’s in Butterick 4790

It was a great time and a great pattern find.

Sister and me had a blast

Sister and me had a blast

50s at the Studebaker museum

Dressed for 30

Wow, I made it! I turned 30years old today and can’t help but reflect on all the ways God has blessed me in my life. I am truly thankful.

It’s a Sunday and interesting enough “Trust God Sunday” at my Church. So fitting, right? I do not know what the future has in store for me. If my life right now is any indication it will surely be great!

I decided to make a dress for the occasion. It’s actually the first dress I’ve ever made or worn of this type. I chose New Look6223 in view A, It has a pleated bodice with side pockets and cap sleeves. The fabric is burgundy embossed taffeta.

newlook6223

There were no issues sewing this dress except I damaged the invisible zipper during installation. To my horror the back of the dress opened up when I tried it on. I panicked and went out and bought a metal zipper. I just couldn’t risk having my dress burst open on its debut .

There is an upside to the invisible zipper failure. I discovered the joy of handpicked zippers. I love the look of the hand stitches, it’s easy and the hand sewn zipper makes this dress extra special for me.

I decided to use a metal zipper after I ruined the invisible zipper.  I used the handpicked method to install it.

I decided to use a metal zipper after I ruined the invisible zipper. I used the handpicked method to install it.

I like this style a lot. It is a great day for me. Happy 30 day!

My 30th Birthday Dress

My 30th Birthday Dress

NewLook 6223 front

NewLook 6223 front

NewLook6223 Back

NewLook6223 Back