Now onto the dress, DAY 2...
This is the first MODify dress I made. I'm sure you're surprised at the difference a fabric choice and a little shirring can do to change the entire look of a dress. I chose to use a lightweight jersey fabric for my first dress because I had a ton of it that I got from my favorite thrift store (my mom's sewing room) at and incredible price (free) so I thought if I totally screwed it up it wouldn't be a big deal and I wouldn't ruin really nice, probably paid for fabric, on this first attempt.
As you can see not only did I not screw up, but I did a bang up job too! I can't express the words to tell you how much I love this dress. It is just about perfect...oh, I'm wearing it today too :) Still there is more to this dress than just sewing it. As I mentioned the fabric was free but free can sometimes mean not the right color. Which this fabric originally was...
Yes that is the original color of my dress fabric. I don't have anything against pale pink, in fact I picked up this fabric not for me but Elsa...however I had so much (still do) that I thought I could use it and then dye it. Which I did.
I use RIT dye in Scarlett Red to get the lovely dark coral color. It was perfection, worked out so well. I love to dye stuff, my hair, my clothes, my fabrics...dye isn't to be feared it is to be honored as it can take a color that isn't yours and turn it into one that is. Never fear the color!
This is an up close of the button loop I made. Not bad for hand work right? Actually I love this button loop so much that on one of my dresses I put in 5 buttons just to do this loop. Oh, well okay not just to do the button loop but that is for another day.
Remember you can find the pattern for the dress here. So go print yourself a copy.
So tell me, are you addicted yet? Excited to see the five button dress? How about my self-photography...nice right? (j/k) Well, I've got to make breakfast but the coffee will be on, so let's chat!