Friday, February 22, 2013

A new dress for a surprise birthday party.


To get out of my sewing rut I decided to sew the Macaron dress. I originally made this dress back in September, but wasn't 100% satisfied with it due to errors I made on my part. The one thing I loved was the fit and the best part was that I literally did not make one single modification to it!! When I last went to Mood I bought some pretty floral fabric with the intention of making another Macaron, but didn't even realize that I picked the exact color combo as my first one. Oh well.




I made a couple of changes to this version. Instead of pleats I did gathers and I hand sewed the hem. I really like the way a hand sewn hem looks, so it may be my go to way of finishing. It takes longer than using a machine, but I like the clean look.


My biggest struggle with this version was the zipper. There wasn't a struggle sewing it in, but the pieces of fabric didn't match up where they should have, by at least a half inch. Luckily it's hidden by my arm, so no one will notice, right?
Oh, the dress was made to wear to a surprise party I threw for my husband's 30th birthday party. Of course I didn't even think to take pictures while we were there :(

Happy weekend!

40 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty Macaron I love the fabric is looks so adorable on you! The Macaron is the best dress and I am sure you got a lot of compliments at the party! Happy 30th to your hubby!
    Erin xx
    i-heart-fabric.blogspot.com.au

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  2. And she's back on the horse! Good call on the gathers--I like the way they look. Beautiful job Erin!!

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  3. It looks great Erin!!! Perfect for spring. I so badly wish it was spring.

    Congrats on getting out of your rut, hooray!

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    1. Thanks, Carlee! I also wish it was spring. I'm sick of wearing a huge coat and fingerless cloves everyday.

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  4. I LOVE the fabric!! You did such an amazing job on the blind hem. That's something I've never tried but I definitely will with my Sew For Victory dress because, you're right, it does give such a clean finish. Those colors look so awesome on you :)

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    1. Thanks, Rochelle. I think you will be hooked when you do it!

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  5. Wow, it's really cute. The bright colours always suit you :) Must have been great knowing it would fit so well!

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    1. Thanks, Jo! I don't know what it is, but I am always drawn to prints and bright colors.

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  6. A few changes to make a pattern work is worth the effort and your work looks great on you!

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love the colours and the gathers. I like a hand-stitched hem too, but they are definately more work!

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  8. Such a pretty version! Really love the big floral print. I second the hand stitched hem - so worth the extra time.

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  9. That is super rad fabric! Lovely work on this and the gathers are super cute :) Hope y'all had a lovely night at the party!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! The party was super fun. I thought for sure that he knew something was up... but I was so happy that he was surprised.

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  10. This is a great Macaron! I love when a pattern fits you perfectly. I had my first perfect pattern fitting experience last week. That means you should make 100 of these dresses in different colors.

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  11. Oh my, this is such a beautiful dress...the prints/colours are my favourite I've seen yet!

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    1. Thanks, Marie. I love the floral so much and want to buy more... I'm just not sure if I need two dresses in this print or not. Is that too much?

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  12. Adorable! And of course you *know* that I LOVE your fabric ;)

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    1. I can't wait to see what you make. Do you have a dress in mind?

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  13. Love it! And the fabric of course :) It looks really fantastic on you!

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  14. Oooh, what a pretty, pretty dress! I love the colours and the rose print fabric is just lovely!

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  15. such a pretty version :) good colour choices

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  16. It's beautiful! Looks great on ya!

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  17. Just gorgeous. I love the black flowers mixed in with the bright!

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  18. Gorgeous!! Love love love the floral print and the hot pink contrast - you always pick fabrics I would love to sew with! Happy bday to the hubby :) You look awesome as usual!!! x

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  19. I LOVE this! I literally gasped out loud when I saw it! Great job, girl (and happy birthday, Luke)!

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  20. pheromone perfumeMarch 19, 2013 at 6:14 AM

    Love this dress so pretty beautiful!


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