Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A New Dress For ME!


Brighton is always getting the new dresses, so I decided that it was time to try to make one for myself! While it has its imperfections, I'm still really happy with the way it came out. I learned so much! I have a lot to learn when it comes to sizing the patterns and finishing details, but it was still a lot of fun. I bought a bunch of dress patterns from Joann's because it's so hard to find modest dresses that are stylish and that don't cost a fortune (read: not in my budget).

I am completely in love with the fabric. It's has weird birds all over it and what makes it even more wonderful is that it only cost me $2 total. I found it at a second hand store! I don't know why anyone would want to give this away! Maybe I just have awful taste, I'm not sure, but I think it's fabulous! The zipper was $3 (it's an invisible one, and trust me when I tell you that I'm a zipper PRO!), and the pattern cost $1. So my total cost for this dress is $6! You really can't beat that! I added a little belt with it because there's no waste line which doesn't flatter an hour glass figure. I think I'm might have to go and buy one that matches better, but it'll do for now. And notice my incredibly awesome shoes! I had been eying them at Target for a while now, and then they went on SALE last week! With just one left in my size! It really was fate, so I bought them for my early anniversary gift. The traditional third year gift is leather, so faux leather from Target counts, right?
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6 comments:

Brianne said...

Wow. I'm truly impressed. I have yet to sew anything for myself besides pajama pants. I'm also very impressed by your thriftiness. You rock!

Brittany, Dan, and Kiera said...

your dress looks great. good job.

Glazier's said...

I love your dress! You're so talented.

Laura said...

Ummm... yeah.... I just don't sew things for myself or for anything that has to actually have to look nice and not "crafty". Way to go Kim. I'm definitely impressed!

Lisa said...

Super chic, I love it! I am so jealous you can shop at Target (read: super canada with no Target) Love the shoes!

Brenna said...

Wow I am impressed! You are soooo crafty! I love the dress! It turned out great!