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. ­čÖé 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!

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I made a vintage-cut knee length style dress┬ámade 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!

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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!