Friday, January 31, 2014

January 31st - just made it.

December and January have left me with a pile of UFOs. I just couldn't seem to finish a thing. Today, I pulled out all the stops. I hemmed the dress and the lining, finished the zipper, put on a hat and wore it shopping. Here is the pattern for Simplicity 8829 (1970):

And here is what I did with (to?) it:

There's a little more detail on my blog but I'm just glad I finished something. Phew!


  1. Love the intricate lace at the waist and your dress looks very cool for summer. I also tend to procrastinate about hems, I wonder why we do that!

    1. I think it's just that hemming takes longer than sewing a seam of the same length so it seems like a bigger job and it's easier to go do something else. Human brains are weird. :-)

  2. Ooh Looks good and love it with the hat.

  3. What a lovely dress ! Exactly the kind I like ! The fabric is great and I like the crochet lace too !

  4. I love these little 60's shifts - yours looks great. Some dresses seem to have an inertia element built into them - it looks lovely though, so I am glad you perservered.