Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dress Beginnings

While trying on some dresses as Old Navy I found one I really liked, but would have preferred it to be a little longer on me.  So I decided to make my own!

New Look 6936 was almost exactly what I wanted, but the sleeves weren't quite right and I wanted the waist to be closer to my actual waist instead of empire.  My mom had a vintage 70s pattern in her sewing stash that had a perfect sleeve shape, but I didn't particularly care for the neckline options.  So I decided to be brave and try to combine the two patterns to get the look I want.

After an evening of drafting, I think the two combined rather well!  I'm hoping it goes together quickly and without mishap so I can wear it to a conference next weekend.  :)

Now if this little guy would just move off my fabric so I can sew...  Who am I kidding?  I'll let him sit there as long as he wants.  :)


  1. Can't wait to see what you come up with! I like a lot of the dresses at Old Navy, too, and would totally wear them "as pictured" (with tights and boots or whatever), but I think they're a little too short. :(

  2. It's very brave of you to try combining patterns :) it will be lovely.

    love, Celia

  3. I bet Shubert is a big help :D


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