Recently I read a book called Overdressed: The Shockingly High Price of Cheap Fashion, by Elizabeth L. Cline. I’ll spare you the book review, but it was very thought provoking. I came away from it inspired to do a little more thrift shopping – that’s not a tough one for this Goodwill addict – and to try to make a few things for myself. I’ve been sewing for almost 5 years now, but surprisingly I haven’t made even a single article of clothing for myself. I’m not a fan of patterns, and I’m not really a detail oriented person, not a good combination if you want to make something that actually looks good and won’t fall apart. I guess I’ll just have to get over it, because here comes the solemn vow part of this post.
I solemnly vow to make one of these dresses….and wear it to the market in November.
I will have to wear my Junk in the Trunk tee shirt over it, but I promise you’ll at least see a (hopefully) pretty new skirt peeking out! When I started looking for a dress to make, it was like a whole box of goodies was opened in front of me. You mean I can choose whatever style I like out of thousands of patterns? And make it in whatever fabric I want? And it will fit me perfectly? And it won’t totally blow my budget? Yippeeeeee!
I decided to go through my Pinterest style board and choose three looks that I loved, and search for a pattern that matched pretty closely. Most of the dresses that I have pinned are classic vintage styles – full skirts, 3/4 sleeves, pretty prints. So here are the three I came up with.
Right now I am leaning toward the second, but I am TOTALLY open for opinions. So many choices! Leave a comment here or on our facebook page and let me know what you think!
See you at the Market…in my new dress!