A Sewing Fool

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Inspired by the delectable creations of Erica B. and Mimi G. I’ve been sewing a little bit here lately. I’ve known how to sew forever, but fashion sewing didn’t particularly interest me. But I bought a dress at Chico’s that cost far too much money for what it is and decided to duplicate it. Essentially it’s a long tank top. I took the dress I originally had, folded it in half and pinned it to the fabric. I didn’t even bother to make a pattern. I took in a little bit of ease in the sides, but other than that I copied it. This fabric is absolutely delicious. After Mimi set off a feeding frenzy for this fabric on her blog I discovered lowpricefabric.com. The fabric in my dress was only $5 a yard. At that price even if I totally screwed the pooch I was out of a total of $15.

I love these type of easy dresses. I like to look nice when Whit comes home, but after chasing after kids all day I don’t have time for a lot of muss and fuss. This fabric is so comfortable I can do housework in it, but still look nice at the end of the day. I was out in the yard filling the birdbath when Luke shot this picture, but with heels and a little makeup and some work on my hair I’d be ready for dinner out. These ITY knits are literally comfortable enough to sleep in, but I don’t look like an slumpadinka when Whit gets home.

I’ll probably never be all that big on fashion sewing. I’ve only got so much time and would rather spend it on quilts, but I do have a couple more projects I plan to do

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