I am so proud of myself. Well, really I should give the credit to God because He gave me the idea. See I've been itchin' to make myself a dress, but have not been able to find a pattern in the style I want. I love the vintage 1950s-1960s look, but cannot find anything in plus sizes. Plus, I don't have extra funds at this point to buy fabric or patterns.
So, I got to digging in a box of patterns and found two that I never cut- the bottom of one I loved, but the top was immodest. (why did I buy it??) The other one was slightly frumpy, again, why didI buy it? So, I mixed the two together.
Now, where to get fabric? Well, I bought a really nice Ralph Lauren sheet right after we got married, thinking it was a set. Well it was just a queen flat sheet and I've kept it because it was so pretty. Yall, I made a dress out of a sheet!!
What a way to go, the fabric is such good quality and there was so much of it! This has turned out to be the prettiest and most flattering dress that I've ever made for myself! I had to fudge the patterns a bit to get it the right size, adding extra here and not so much there, and it came out perfect. I cannot believe it- plus is pulls over my head, no zippers or buttons. The problem is, how do I duplicate another dress? Well, I just wrote down what I did and will have to work with it each time. All I have left to do is finish the neckline and hem it- then I'll post a picture.
And, I cut out the pattern, cut out the dress, and sewed most of it in a few hours. Major plusses!!
I think from now on I will be hunting for queen sheets at Goodwill and garage sales :)