Saturday, 17 September 2011

DIY:jersey shift dress

Yesterday evening I made this dress! I've not yet learnt how to follow a pattern, (my mum is meant to be going to show me) but I found this fabric pretty cheaply in the Market, and thought f@&k it, let's try it out. Normally I buy fabric for two main reasons, either I have a plan for it (so it goes on my fabric pile of doom at home) or I like it (so it goes on my fabric pile of doom at home) so I didn't want this to go the same way.
I'd never sewn with jersey before, and the only other piece of clothing I've made was a smocked maxi dress which was nice, but someone in the pub asked me when I was due. So I haven't worn it again.
Anyway, this only took about 2 hours, I was pretty pleased! It's fairly plain, and obviously I have a tshirt on underneath, buti think with a belt and some jewellery it could be nice. It's also very comfy.


  1. It's lovely, good skills! I like the t-shirt underneath, it's a bit 60sish, and it would look lovely with a belt and jewellery, or with the t-shirt and a cool scarf?

  2. Yeah, that's what I would wear it with, I left it plain so the shape could be seen. But yes, either of those options would be great :)

  3. It looks awesome, Rebecca! It'll be perfect with some belt and jewelry! I would love to get into sewing but can never find the time.

  4. It looks great! I'd love to be able to make my own clothes but I'm a bit scared! I have piles of fabric but can't bring myself to cut into it!

    I've tagged you in a post on my blog. Drop by to have a look and take part if you like

    x x x

  5. I can't believe you made this! SO good. I think people who can make clothes are awesome.

    Looking good ;)

  6. Brilliant... I'm super impressed! I've so always wanted to make a dress as opposed to just cutting things up all the time! ;)

    (I also have a fabric pile of doom too!)

  7. Im very impressed too; dont think I could attempt clothes!

    However that would be a useful to skill to have when you are pregnant rather than having to buy just whatevers in the shops!