View Full Version : two (fairly) new dresses

06-24-2012, 11:27 PM
Well, as part of the challenge to do something for each category, I decided to post a couple of my dresses. The blue lightning one I finished a couple weeks ago. The tiger one I just finished last night. Now to decide which material to use next.....

06-25-2012, 01:05 AM
Very nice. I really like the blue one.

06-25-2012, 12:44 PM
I really like the tiger one...What pattern did you use? This is kinda the type of dress I want to make for the summer. I hate trying to find things that fit me..:)

06-25-2012, 12:53 PM
I like the style and cut. They look like they'd be comfortable to wear.

Nice job gremlin!!


06-25-2012, 02:22 PM
Thanks all. They are very comfortable dresses. Because of scar tissue (my intestines ruptured, and the incision did not heal well), I cannot wear anything with a waistband. Many many (many many many) years ago, I found a levi dress that I liked and that was fairly comfortable. When it wore out, I took it apart and used it to create a pattern for this dress. It took several modifications, but I finally came up with a pattern that I liked, that was comfortable, that looked halfway decent, and was fairly easy to sew. I've been making my own clothes since before high school. Except t-shirts. Those I would by once in a while. Now, I just buy the big over-sized t-shirts to sleep in. And I only wear dresses (pants and shorts have too strong of a waist band - they hurt too much to wear).

06-25-2012, 09:52 PM
Wow, reading your last post and knowing that you came up with the pattern yourself just made the dresses that much more impressive!
I like the lightning fabric. :)

06-25-2012, 10:39 PM
I was hoping that the lightning dress would inspire a few rain clouds. No such luck. It's 8:30 pm here right now, and still 102 degrees. I hate summer!