Thursday, September 10, 2009

Finished a dress


I finished this jumper dress today! I made it with lots of room for a growing belly. The bodice is lined with natural muslin. This was a fun project, and I tried a new technique, French seams.


French seams were actually very easy to do, and while my side seams are not perfect, I love the smooth finish underneath! Will definitely be using this method again in the future, since I don't have a Serger to finish the edges.



Roomy patch-pockets.


13 comments:

momto9 said...

sewing something...anything...is so refreshing.....but esspecially if it was a need filled!

Tammy said...

I love the sense of accomplishment, and the satisfaction of making something with my own hands.

Need to make a few more maternity dresses, because mine are so worn and stained that I've declared most of them "work dresses"!

Pamela Cassada said...

Beautiful dress Tammy, and French seams! I'm proud of you. I've taught sewing for many years and not many have caught on to anything much past the basics. You are just a "can do" kind of lady! With all those sweet little daughters being able to sew is going to be a real blessing. Good luck and Happy Sewing!

Tammy said...

Pamela, I bet I could learn a thing or two from you! Perhaps some day... :o)

Paulina said...

How nice to be able to sew your own dresses! I look forward to the day when I can do just that (I'm just now learning!)

Tori said...

Looking good Tammy! Love the muted color, looks great on you.

So how much longer?

Tammy said...

Now is a good time in your life to learn to sew, Paulina. You will love it!

Thanks, Tori! I like the color blue a lot.

..Just three more months. Due date is Dec 15. :o)

Tammy said...

Wow! Looks great. Wish I could sew that well. I regret being such a "Tomboy" when younger. Cared nothing at all about sewing or feminine things. Now I wish I had those skills to use and pass on to my daughter. I plan to keep practicing though.

Anna said...

French seams are certainly not the easiest... mine had a tendancy to go crooked! But harder than french seams is actually finishing the project. Way to go! I aspire to be like you! :)

Anonymous said...

howdy tammy just clicked over from facebook. the dress is nice but i really love the music on your blog. where can i get it? bro jfrazier

Tammy said...

Thanks, Tammy! I wish I had started sewing when I was a girl, but I didn't start learning until I was 23! Teaching my girls now, and they'll be SO much better seamstresses than I am, I'm sure. :o)

Tammy said...

Thanks, Bro. J! Scroll down to the "playlist" box in my right column, and there's a link where you can click to go to playlist.com. There is plenty of BAD music there, but I searched using words like "chorale", "choir", "pennywhistle", and maybe "classic", and was able to find some very fine music. :o)

Elizabeth said...

I meant to tell you how great your dress looks. I see that I forgot! You did a great job. French seams is one of those things I haven't tackled yet. Oh, and I really like the fabric too.