Monday, August 07, 2006

Dork Out


Yes, this is the dorkiest picture ever. In my defense, it is difficult to set the self timer, run over to a random spot that'll hopefully not cut off my head, and look poised too. Anyway, I finished this dress this afternoon and I like it. The pattern was on sale for 99 cents and the fabric came from a box of assorted vintage fabric that my mom gave me a while ago. I think she got it at an estate sale. I do want to acknowledge that my sewing room sessions are bordering on obsessive lately and that it is a little silly to spend two whole days sewing a dress that I could buy at an end of summer sale. It's just that I'm having fun and it feels like playing. I wish a had a cooler hobby like race car driving or karate. What am I going to do when school starts and I have zilch time to play, and I have to wear real clothes and sometimes even makeup?

11 comments:

Kari said...

that is a super cute dress julie!!! I love the pattern, I might have to go out and get it and beg my mom to make me some dresses...yeah I know, I need to learn to sew myself!!! :-)

emily said...

hubba hubba

Rebecca said...

I am so impressed!!...I can barely thread a needle.. I will learn to sew.. I really want a sewing machine!

Beth said...

That is an adorable summer dress! I wish I had any ability to sew at all! You are very talented =)

B

Anonymous said...

Oh man. LOVE the dress! It's totally swank!

-LA

nichola said...

It's not silly at all! It's a fantastic skill to be able to sew your own clothes, think of the money you are saving not to mention you are being eco friendly by doing so too. Your dress looks wonderful!

Flibbertygibbet said...

There's nothing dorky about this, it looks fabulous and it's unique - imagine buying something at the end of a summer sale and seeing someone else swan in wearing the same thing...
You could always take up karate - but what if something happened to your sewing hands???? Doesn't bear thinking about...

heather said...

nice work! That is a great project.
Love the fabric.

Heather

Julie said...

Wow, thanks for all of these really wonderful compliments. This really zipps me up and gets me motivated.

Michelle said...

nice dress! :)

i surfed in off of sewretro.

Anonymous said...

Looks great!