This weekend, I made one of four dresses that I have planned for my Sister-in-Law. She is updating her "Principals Wardrobe" and I'm the girl on the case. She lives in New Jersey, so I am relying on mere measurements, but I feel good about my challenge.
While I am not at the Selfish Seamstress' status on not wanting to make things for others, I must admit it does pose a problem....I want the fabric that I pick for others! I ended up going out 3 times this weekend buying fabric. Two of those occasions were me getting more of the fabric I picked for my SIL to make for myself. lol. Yup. I got issues.
I made both of our dresses using the Simply Silky blue fabric from Joann's with the Butterick 5211 Fast & Easy pattern. I saw a similar shape in this April's issue of Lucky magazine. Jessica Szohr, from Gossip Girl was raving about this $1,250 Thakoon dresses.
Well my version is polyester instead of silk, I'm am very happy with the end result, not to mention the $11.24 cost. That's a $1,238 savings. Haaa haaaa haaaa. I know, silk versus polyester, but seriously! I will probably buy some silk from Fabric.com to see how it will look in a more upscale material down the road.
This is the fourth dress for my Mini Wardrobe Contest at pattern review. I just have to make my composite by April 15th and I'm good!
I already have another spring dress cut and will also continue making my SIL dresses, so that's what you can expect to see shortly. Did I mention I bought a lot of fabric well I also upped my patterns too. I have been waiting for the Vogue patterns to go on sale so I could snatch up the new spring collection and it happened on Sunday. Score for me!