Over the weekend, I graduated with my PhD, a perfect excuse to make a new dress. I was lucky enough to have my best friend and fellow sewist Nicole graduate with me. Together we made “reverse bridesmaid dresses” for the occasion. I’ve talked a little bit about our planning in a separate post here. Today’s post is essentially two-in-one, because Nicole and I have both detailed our dress-making adventures for you. The same dress can work on two very different body types–after some trials and tribulations.
This fabric was an impulse purchase one day back in October. I saw it on the shelf and thought that it would be perfect for an Ogden cami. When I took it to the cutting counter, there was a little bit extra left on the bolt, and the sales lady asked if I wanted the rest for 1/2 off. I said yes, hoping there was enough extra to make a pair of matching pajama shorts. I was right! Now I have a versatile cami that can be worn as a layering piece, or as part of a matching set of pajamas.
I was on a little bit of a roll making dresses during May. Elastic-waisted dress in particular. The pattern is a free release from Salme Patterns, called the Olsen Dress. Surprisingly, there aren’t too many reviews of this dress on the interwebs, despite it being free. Hopefully this post will help someone out there who wants to make it!Continue reading