Friday, June 12, 2015

Dress Recap

Over a year ago I stood in front of the pantry cupboards of my old house and took some super awkward photos of me while trying to figure out my camera remote. I had made several dresses that I wanted to share here on the blog but didn't want to make a big deal out of taking pictures and ask my husband to do it. So now over a year has passed and I share the frustrating and not impressive photos of me, some hand-sewn dresses, and a very visible camera remote!

This first dress is from the Ladies Caroline Dress pattern by Mouse House Creations. The pattern and fit was great and I just added some easy design details with the white bias trim, the piece around the neck, and the sleeve trim. The owl fabric is a rayon challis from that they don't have available anymore.

This dress was completely self-drafted and I just wasn't at all bothered last year with ironing it before taking pictures, I guess. And below, I just stopped trying to hide the fact that I was taking pics with a remote and owned up to it.

I wear this dress once, sometimes twice, a week in the summer. It's just a self-drafted basic t-shirt type dress that feels like a soft nightgown. A great button placket tutorial I used is here.

This brown triangle and the next green polka dot midi dresses I made when I was about 7 months pregnant, but they were great last year post-pregnancy and I still wear them now too. (You can see my original midi dress I made here worn while 7 months prego!)

And that's a wrap. Nothing wrong with posting year old photos. There may be something wrong with my pathetic attempt at remote control shooting. But ah well.


  1. That's enough dresses for five blog posts! You look so cute in all of them! I can't believe you had three children, you look fabulous!

  2. I love the Henley placket dress and the last two on you! We're those self drafted too?

    1. Thanks so much, Justine! I drafted all the dresses except for the very first one!