Monday, March 17, 2014

The dress that started all the commotion!

OH EMMMMM GEEEEEE YOU ALL ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST. In just 3 short days I have hit 102 likes on FACEBOOK. Thank you all so very much, I am really feeling the love.

So many of my friends have already seen this dress but I feel like I'm still telling a story so I figured I'd start from the beginning and work my way up.

This is the second dress I worked on last year when I started sewing again. I had three weddings to go to last year and this was dress number two but actually number 1. I had been posting little things on Facebook and everyone was anticipating the outcome. Boy I was really feeling the pressure (not really but I want you to feel the building anticipation). It was one hour before the wedding and the dress I was originally working on was just doing THE MOST. It was a simple dress but I couldn't get the pleats right. I had to take it apart put it back together and I was getting so frustrated. Finally I decided oh well I have this other dress which should be pretty simple I just have to do this small little alteration and I'll wear that. I was so mad because I didn't want to wear it. I wanted to wear the dress I was making. It is literally now 20 mins before the wedding and I am still sewing. But I got it done.

I was late for the wedding of course just a few minutes. I missed the bridesmaids and I was like shoot I'm gonna miss her coming down the aisle. But I walked in the church and I hear OMG you finished it I love it. It was the bride!!!! She stopped to tell me she loved my dress. That may not be a big deal for some but it was for me because that was her day and after all your hard work you always want to hear people tell you they like your work.

Ok so I know you're tired of my rambling so here you go. I hope you all like it as well.

Here I used pattern New Look 6123 View C no sleeve. The dress was fairly easy to make. The only thing I didn't do was add the zipper required because I used an ITY fabric which was super stretchy so the zipper was unnecessary.

Shari Belle


  1. You were definitely building anticipation with your story! I love that the bride stopped and complimented you on your dress on her BIG day. I would have been cheesing myself. Great job!

    1. Thank you! I'm starting to get the hang of blogging. Make sure you come back and visit.

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  3. YASSSSSSSSSSSS and that color WERK!

  4. How did I miss seeing this dress...BAM!!! You put your everything in making this, and the fit is fabulous!!!