Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dressed to Invite

Finally got the invites out to everyone who gave me their addresses.  A few got bounced back to me but thanks to Nathan stamping and stuffing all the invites they were all PERFECT!

My wonderful grandma Lee gave me a sewing machine as an early wedding gift so I finally started using it.  I haven't sewn a single thing since the 5th grade and even then they were draw string camo orange pants!  So on a whim I went through Joann Fabric and found a sale on Butterick Patterns 99 cents per pattern so naturally I bought 8 of them!

Anyways I picked up a few of the 1952 retro patterns and this is the one I took on first!

With Nathan's mom on the phone I picked out some fabric for the dress.  It was some "Keepsake Calico" fabric that was on sale which I think is actually a quilting fabric technically.  A nice green with a small leaf/twig pattern.   I was surprised it only took me four days to make the dress with my stumbling blocks and of course my normal daily life stuff I have to get done (school).  Anyways I took it slow and messed up on a few things but overall I feel pretty accomplished for finishing my first dress!!


  1. AnonymousOctober 6, 2010 10:55 PM

    and i love it!

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