Thursday, May 03, 2012

dress!!!!!!

I finished my dress! And it fits!

I LOVE it!!!

I'm very happy that it won't be graded by a Home Ec teacher because I don't think I'd get a very good grade. BUT...it fits, AND it's wearable...even out of the house! I'd call that a success.

Pattern: New Look 6557
Fabric: clearance cotton ($3/yard)
Total cost of fabric, pattern, zipper and supplies: less than $20
Not. Too. Bad.

99 comments:

Neicee said...

Wow its beautiful! It looks great!

lera said...

Whoa, mama! You're looking good! Are you still running???

Cherie said...

The dress looks great, cool colour choice! Glad to hear it fits! =D

Rachel said...

Amanda Jean, it is absolutely beautiful and it looks fabulous on you!!!!!

Tara said...

Just awesome! Dress! Dress! Dress!

Linda said...

Great dress! Love the fabric and the style! Congratulations...
FYI :) They are now called Family And Consumer Education teachers. :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's beautiful - I want to see the rear view - I think it was a halter dress!

Johanna said...

Very nice!

paulette said...

VERY nice!! Foxy mama!
P

angela said...

Super super cute!!!

beth said...

Something pretty to wear to your book signing!!! ;)

Mary said...

Looks good! Congratulations! You will be making tailored suits before you know it.

April said...

Very pretty! I love sewing for my 5 year old; but it's a different story when I try to sew for myself! Great job!

mama dub said...

Very nice! It looks great on you. Enjoy wearing it.

Cathy said...

just lovely!

Anina said...

So pretty! Almost makes me want to make a dress. Almost. :o)

Florence said...

not bad,,,not bad,,,,i think you would have gotten an A,,,,,,,,,,lolol

Kimberly said...

Not too bad indeed! Now, do you wanna make one for me?

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Ficou รณtimo e caiu bem.Lindo!

Anonymous said...

That's so cute!!!afrob outep

doodlebugmom said...

fabulous!

rachelmp said...

What a cute dress!

Anita said...

Aren't you looking very smart! :)

seaschell said...

Congratulations, it's lovely!

Pieces of Cotton said...

Snazzy!

Kim said...

Looking good!
and really does it have to be PERFECT
to enjoy it? Just like a quilt...do your best and rejoice in how well you did that day :0).

Congratulations on a job well done.

Happy Sewing

Annalia said...

So Cute!!! Great job!

Karen said...

Adorable! Isn't it nice to do something different for a change? Now get going with sewing for your daughter while she will still wear things you make for her!

Sarah Craig said...

It.Looks.Awesome! Way to go, Amanda Jean!!

1stteacher said...

So cute.
If you want to reinforce what you've learned, make another one.

Kim said...

great job on the dress!

Nancy McClane said...

Love it.

beth lehman said...

it really looks great!! you must be so proud!!

Leslie said...

this is beautiful

Anna said...

woot woot, look at you, so glad you made a dress! and it's so beautiful. I might be seeing you in madison on the 10th, crossing my fingers!

Lily said...

Pretty ;)

Dedra C said...

great dress and I really love the self portrait/photo. It's awesome!

Penny said...

Very successful! Dress looks great especially on you! Inspiring and thanks for sharing!

Suzanne said...

You look marvelous!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Cute dress!

Lisa Lisa said...

Love it! So cute and springy!

Kathy said...

That is really, super cute. Now I want to make one.

Nicole said...

What a cute dress! And you got it for a bargain!

bethanndodd said...

Lookin good!
Smiles~Beth

Linda said...

Love it! Nice job!

Di~ said...

Really cute. Good job. Have fun at your book signing. I know I sure enjoyed it!

Shauna said...

How cute is that!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Really.really.cute!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Very nice!

Donna said...

That dress looks great!! And you look marvelous in it.

Emily Day said...

It looks so great! So cute!

tusen said...

not too bad? It's great! :) You look lovely.

Anonymous said...

That dress is gorgeous! Well done!

Eliisa said...

Looks so good! And it´s really fits. Pattern New Look would be nice to have.

Joy said...

Very pretty dress, looks great on you

dottycookie said...

It's simply lovely!

Timi said...

You look fantastic!!!

pasqueflower said...

Very cute and one of a kind! I'd give it an A+.

Only a home ec teacher would turn it inside out to critique seam finishes, etc.

Sharin Shank said...

It's lovely :) And it looks great on you!!!!

Ruth H said...

It looks lovely. Well done!

ohiomom said...

Your dress is lovely :) I have this same pattern...for a year now...and just can't bring myself to make it. I love it, but have no clothes sewing talent or ability to read a pattern, for that matter. Yours looks great though! I'm happy it fits :)

Mrsblocko said...

All the stuff i sew for myself I never feel looks good enough to actually wear, but yours looks smashing!

Do a little happy dance for your awesome finish!

Mrs Yoastie said...

Great dress. It looks very summery.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The dress looks great!! Although I'm slightly worried your face has turned into a camera ;)

Jessica Christensen said...

Well, that was fast. It looks great, as do you. Go Body-For-Life!

Carla said...

Just lovely. I think you should wear it to your book signing : )

Adina said...

it looks amazing and you do too!! and skinny with great hair!!

Lettyb said...

Adorable!

sulu-design said...

AMANDA JEAN!!! What a departure from what I usually see here! Congratulations on a gorgeous sewing project that's not a quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing more along these lines. Good for you!

Anonymous said...

You look very nice and did a great job on your dress! You could wear anything and look good. The print and color are perfect for summer. C

Anonymous said...

You look very nice and did a great job on your dress! You could wear anything and look good. The print and color are perfect for summer. C

nancy said...

You look great, so fresh and pretty!

Aliceart said...

Very cute! You've inspired me...

Sew Create It - Jane said...

You look stunning...what a lovely dress...congrats.

Alli said...

Aw, that's so cute! You look adorable! :)

b sue sews said...

I am a home ec teacher, but today we are called Family and Consumer Science teachers. I teach middle school kids how to sew....your dress looks great!!!!! The insides of the dress get better the more you do....just like the insides of your quilts!

CitricSugar said...

So cute! Way to go, you!

Quilterbell said...

It looks great, well done!.

Danielle said...

I wish blogger had a "like" button! Looks great!

Esch House Quilts said...

Congratulations - you look wonderful!

Karen said...

Great dress! It looks like a great fit and that's what is so important in dressmaking.

Enjoy wearing your new dress!

Thimbleanna said...

"Even out of the house" -- you're too funny. It looks GREAT!!!

Ina said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!!! I would love to own that dress! ;p

Kathryn D. Duke said...

it looks very nice...and I am a Home Economics teacher(retired) !!!
hehehehe

Claire Jain said...

That price is pretty awesome, and it looks super cute!

Everyday Quilter said...

Very flattering

Luisa said...

It looks great on you!

carrotcakebaker said...

So beautiful! What a great job! Thanks for being a constant inspiration!

peaknits said...

The dress is fabulous - I'd give you an A! and omg, you are going to be in Madison Thursday...and I have a choir concert for my daughter - dang. it! But peeking over at the shop's site made my day - I have never heard of it, I haven't been sewing much - so to see something so cool is so close - thanks! So sorry to miss you though!

Terriaw said...

Your dress turned out beautifully! It looks like a great fit on you, and I love the print. Thanks for sharing the pattern info. I'm hoping to make a skirt and a dress this summer, so I need to remember this one.

Clair said...

I am glad you got it done. I bought fabric for a shirt I want to make...we'll see how it goes.

Mama Pea said...

It's gorgeous!!! What a great job! I can't sew clothes. They never fit right. Way to go Amanda Jean!

Kat said...

Tutorial Please!!! =)

Kat said...

Tutorial Please! =)

Cheerful Homemaker said...

That looks great!

audreypawdrey said...

It is beautiful! I love how it turned out, and now you know you can do it!:)

Sewing Sue said...

Good job, and although you have 'dress' on your small project list, I'd say not exactly a small project! The first of many, I'm sure... now that you've got book signings to do. :-)

carolann said...

Very pretty dress!!

Anne's House said...

I LOVE YOUR DRESS! I'm going to put "sun dress" on my to-do list right now. The dresses in stores all too short, too long, and too expensive. Love you blog!