jacket: hinge // knit dress: self-made // scarf: paris // belt: mom's // tights: targets // boots: ebay
Growing up my mom made all my clothes. Leggings, t-shirts, skirts and dresses. She didn't really stop making my clothes until about fifth grade when told her it wasn't cool and I'd rather go to Old Navy.
So she was the person I called when I decided I wanted to sew a knit dress.
Generally, knits are little scary-- they can bunch under the sewing machine and do weird things-- and I had never sewed with knit before-- or really used a purchased pattern. (I make my own patterns for my bags.)
So I bought a heavy knit, one that would be easiest to sew with, and drove up to my parents' house this past Saturday.
The dress pattern was a little wonky-- I actually had to add a dart to the back because it gapped weird -- but I ended up being really happy with it.
Now I just have to decide what to make next.
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