I love dresses. I so love them that I wear them to work everyday. People actually get surprised when they see me in slacks or jeans – that’s how seldom I veer away from my favorite comfy skirts and dresses. πŸ™‚ So naturally, now that I’m learning how to sew, I intend to make dresses – lot’s of them.

After lots of practice and wasted fabric, I was able to finish my first ever dress last weekend! It was patterned after a favorite dress cut from Forever21. I own 3 of them!


I made a vintage-cut knee length style dressΒ made of cotton stripes fabric with lots of colors! It’s a happy dress! I used the pattern we drafted at class and just made variations with the skirt for a “pleated” look.

The tutorial that I followed in terms of attaching the lining was from Rae’s blog. I watched a lot of lining tutorials and hers is the easiest to follow that I saw.

… And here’s the dress!

May Dress edit

Not bad for a first timer, eh? I had to make some adjustments with it since I gained some pounds since I had my measurements taken. hehe. But overall, I’m happy with it and can’t wait to wear it at work!

Will post some tutorials soon!

6 comments on “#1: A Forever21 Favorite”

  1. Hi there… nice dress … from where did u get that fabric? I wanted to saw too soon… but cant afford sofa for now…. I am planning to get some from Tesda from thereif I really want this passion then I will pursue it to high end school.. please advise πŸ™‚

  2. Hi tina! I got the fabric from one of the fabric shops at megamall basement. Thank you. Sewing is really fun and easy, bit time consuming. Hope to post some tutorials aoon. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. I heard ok daw sa tesda but since im working, i can’t attend their weekday classes πŸ™ yung sa FIP worked for me because classes are every saturdays lang. Though medyo pricey but sulit naman πŸ™‚

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