another dress

February 13, 2011

I am on a sewing roll. It probably won’t be long before I have way more dresses than I know what to do with…like socks, of which I have more than fit in my drawer.

I went to Iowa City, and bought another pattern and fabric for a dress.  This time it is definitely a summer dress. I won’t be able to wear it for a while, but I can keep it tucked away for fairer weather. It is a simple ‘sack’ dress. The pattern call it the ‘socialite dress’ but I don’t buy that…

The front and back both have gathers for the shaping, with a front ‘v’ and a circle in the back. The arm holes are a little tight, and if I were to make the pattern again I would definitely make them bigger.

I found the fabric by holding it up to my lap and imagining looking down on it as a dress. When I held one up that worked, I was set. This is my new technique. Also, to stay away from little prints, which I love, but don’t really work for me…

The best thing about this dress is that it has pockets. Two of them.

3 Responses to “another dress”

  1. Sankari Says:

    Torrey that dress is beautiful!!! You did a great job!!! LOVE the pockets — both of them!

  2. Susan Daniels Says:

    that is really adorable!

  3. Moni Says:

    Love the dress form you use to show us the whole dress!
    So creative!
    The dress is cute too!


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