Saturday, July 11, 2015

Polka Dots Galore!

Hello, fellow bloggers! It's been awhile, hasn't it? I've been wonderfully busy with all sorts of fun things. This morning, however,  I have a bit of free time, so I thought it would be fun to share with you my recent sewing project!

I made these four dresses using Sense and Sensibility's 1958 Party Dress Pattern, which I highly recommend. I was attracted to the pattern because it's such a simple, pretty style, and easy to sew. There are options for making the dress fancier, but it was wise for me, inexperienced sewer that I am, to keep it simple as possible. And they turned out quite nice! 

I just love these bright fabrics! The first dress I made was Mary's green one, as a birthday gift for her. I had planned to eventually make the rest of us dresses with the same pattern, but I didn't anticipate them being matching fabrics until I noticed the fabric I picked out for Mary was also made in several other gorgeous colors! 

We wore them last night to our English Country Dance ball. It was really fun to be matching, and the dresses were fun to dance in. As you can see in the picture, Mary made her brothers bow ties and suspenders out of the scraps so they could match us too.:)


Naomi Bennet said...

Inexperienced sewer?!!! Sadie! This is so good. I take my hat off to you. I showed Mama and she went all 'wow' too. :-) Well done! Really.

I'm going to bug Emma to send me more pictures, because I need more. :-P You girls all look absolutely gorgeous and Peter and Henry look quite the gentlemen. (I find Peter's star-hat rather comical. Ha.)

I hope the ball was fun!

~ Naomi

Sadie said...

Thank you, Naomi!
Yes, you need more pictures. I would have posted more, but these are the only few on our camera. I think Mary has a few on her camera.
Yes, Peter's star hat is rather comical. Very comical, actually. But he wears it shamelessly.:P

Emma, Plain and Tall said...

Awww, ain't we cute. :-)

Natalie said...

Oh my!!! These are sooo beautiful! Job WELL done, indeed. I really want one of those dresses...they are soooo pretty!!! You all look simply lovely in them. :)

LF4Jesus said...

Oh my goodness! Those are "sew" beautiful!!! :O Great job! I love how they can be used as costumes or you could wear them to church. :)

God bless,

Hamlette said...

WOW! I love them. Where did you find the pattern?

I've sewn dresses for my girls, and pajamas for all 3 of my kids, and aprons. But the only adult clothing I've ever made have been peasant-style skirts for myself that I just piece together. So I'm definitely wowed by your achievement here!

Miss Evelyn said...

These are so adorable!!! =D

Naomi Bennet said...

I tagged you!

Skyeler said...

What cute dresses! I love the bright colors, and polka-dots are a favorite of mine. I must say, an English Country Dance ball sounds delightful!

Hamlette said...

BTW, I tagged you here. Play if you want to :-)