A New Dress

I have a new dress, one that I made!

My mom was on Spring Break this week and came to visit to teach me how to read a pattern.She taught me how to use the machine and sewing basics but we have never made anything together.

The aprons and skirt that I made I have figured out on my own. We decided that we would make a dress. Last month I went to Hobby Lobby when McCall’s Patterns were on sale for $.99! The pattern I chose was the only one I found with a modest neckline.

Monday we went to Hobby Lobby looking for the perfect fabric to make a cute dress. It was a hard decision but we were both pleased with the fabric we decided to go with.

We spent Monday evening working on the dress. She showed me marking the fabric and I followed along with the steps and tried to see what the illustrations meant. I sewed quite a bit on the dress and even helped with the gathering which was challenging for me. It turned out beautiful!

My new favorite modest dress, how exciting that I don’t have to wear an undershirt under this!

The full skirt makes it fun…I was even spinning around like a little girl!!

Soon I am going to make another dress on my own and see if I can make it as cute as this one; hopefully it will turn out good.

*I have had several questions about the cost of this dress. Here is the breakdown:
Fabric: (2 yards @ $3.60/yard) $7.20
Lining Fabric: (2 yards @$1.87/yard) $3.74
Zipper: $1.99
Interfacing: (not sure the price…I am going to guess $2)

Total: $14.93

The pattern was $.99 but I am not counting that because I will use it again and of course I used thread!

9 Replies to “A New Dress”

  1. Your new dress is soo adorable!! I know how great it is to have a mom that sews! My mom taught me a lot before I got married. I enjoy sewing, but I don’t have a machine yet. I’m hoping once I get one I can make some cute dresses like that! I love the fabric too, it’s so springy! 🙂

  2. You are too good! I need to learn to read a pattern, too. Would your mom consider teaching a group next time she’s in? 🙂

  3. Awesome job Rachel! Sewing is so worthwhile isn’t it? You chose a beautiful pattern, and some really cute fabric:)


  4. it’s so beautiful! You did a great job. How much did the final product cost you? Congrats!!!

  5. it’s soooo cute! Love the fabric. So, how much did the final project cost you? Congrats! Can’t wait to see more projects.

  6. I just love your you tube videos and your blogger site and this one too. I have learned a lot by visiting your sites. Thanks.

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