This blog tracks the quirky ins and outs of our daily sewing and crafting journey! Being a mother/daughter duo makes for an interesting time for all!! We will recreate, design and craft our way to affordable fabulousness!!
Friday, October 26, 2012
All I Need is a Reason Dress!
My DD who is the '"Repeat" of this Peat & Repeat adventure is getting married next year. Recently the "in-laws" hosted an Engagement Party in Atlanta. So, of course I had to have something fabulous to wear. I started with the Tracy Reese, Michelle Obama dress. I loved the look and thought it was a style that would work on me. Of course I couldn't find a pattern that was just right. But, I came across this Butterick 5782 and thought this would be a good start. I had originally planned to alter the front and reduce some of the flair of the skirt portion to resemble the Obama dress.
Initially, I really wanted this fabric or a very similar version. I searched and searched. I finally found it on this fabulous silk fabrics site, but it was far more expensive than I wanted to pay. So, as I reconsiderd my fabric choices, I also gave a closer look to the original Butterick pattern. I decided that I, in fact kinda loved this pattern in its "As Is" state. So, after finding this great Poly Shantung at my local JoAnn's I was set. As soon as it started coming together, I loved it. It felt very Mad Men when I tried it on for the first time and I knew I needed a great belt to finish the look. I found this great buckle at Hancock's and made the belt. I didn't make any other design changes and I loved the final product.
My DD made a beautiful purple dress and I'm waiting for her to post it here. (hint, hint, Repeat!)