This post is for the series, My Love for Sewing.
Finally, I get to post this! I finished this dress last month. I will be wearing it to church and at a Macaron Class my friend and I will be going to this Sunday. I think it is just perfect for that day! I can’t wait. Isn’t it fun to have a dress to wear to an occasion or have a dress that you specifically made for a certain event?! If only I can whip up more dresses, tops and skirts like a fairy, I would! These are the things that I love to do. It inspires me.. It makes me happy.
Last June, I did the Belcarra Blouse of Sewaholic Patterns and I loved it as it is an easy sew! So what I did is I made it into a dress! All I did is lengthen it using another dress pattern as a guide.
I’ve had this fabric for a very long time. This is one of the firsts I bought when I started learning to sew, but never really had the right idea or pattern for it before. It’s a border print fabric with poppy like flowers (I think) in brown and purple shades. I loved it the first time I saw it. It’s 100% cotton and very thin. I may have to wear a slip underneath.
Lengthening the Belcarra Blouse
This is one of the patterns used in one of the sewing classes I attended. It’s a simple straight dress. I’ve done 2 dresses of this pattern so far, a sleeveless dress I wore at our honeymoon and a sleeved dress I wore at my son’s baby dedication and my daughter’s 2nd birthday.
Here’s how I lengthened the blouse pattern.
The Belcarra Dress
Here’s some photos! Enjoy! I can’t wait to wear it this Sunday!
So.. what do you think? Easy yet pretty dress eh?
I will sure make more.. next summer.. feeling kinda sad summer’s almost done for some summer dresses but it’s good to try some fall outfits to sew too!
Did you have a chance to sew some summer dresses? I’d love to see it!