This weeks theme for Project Sewn is The Fashion Era Challenge. I chose to make a 60’s dress. I just love the shape and simplicity of the 60’s dresses.I used this pattern from Simplicity. The fabric that I used to make the shrug and dress were both purchased from Jo-Ann Fabrics. The knit fabric that I used for the infinity scarf was purchased locally.Like most patterns I sew from I had to make lots of alterations and I really should have made a few more on the darts in the bodice. They are still off a bit. This is only the third dress I have made that had darts in it. Plus sewing for my figure is not easy!
I am learning fast that the more simple the shape of a dress is, the harder it is to get the fit perfect.I love how different it can look just by changing my leggings and adding a scarf.
The dress is fully lined even though the pattern did not call for it. This fabric was just a little too lightweight so I decided to line it. But it is still lightweight enough to be worn in the warmer months.
I made the shrug by using a shrug that I already had as a template. It went together super easy and I actually like the one I made better then the one I purchased.
See the beautiful textures both fabrics have?Now make sure you head over to Project Sewn and vote for your favorite sew-along look.
Plus, don’t forget to vote for the contestants looks . They are beyond amazing this week!