Saturday, July 07, 2007

Crafty Fun: Part 2

It has been so hot here lately it's crazy. I think they're going to have to rewrite the record books. The airport reported 106 yesterday! Today is much better, but all this hotness made me wish I had more summery dresses. The kind you can just pull on and be comfy and cool in. I hit Jo-Ann Fabrics post July 4th and they were still having a sale. I got 3 patterns and enough fabric for 3 dresses for $30. Sweet! Anyhow, here is dress #1:


I was inspired by our recent trip to the rodeo :) The fabric was only $2 a yard and it's super soft. One thing that I found out is that pattern sizes are totally whack! I should have read the pattern closer before I cut it out. I tried on the top before finishing it at the shoulder seams and it's a good thing I did. This dress has no zipper, it just slips over your head. If I had finished the shoulders I don't think it would have gone over my head. So, I improvised with the ties and I think it actually adds a bit of fun to the dress.

I'm hoping I can get the other two finished before summer is over :) But, we'll see. . . .

3 comments:

Knitterella said...

Yey! The dress is great!

I hear you on the summer dresses! I was just bought a couple patterns from Jo Ann's. One dress and one skirt pattern. I was also at an estate sale and got a few vintage patterns - there is a cute dress one that I have to do. I'll post about them.

Looking forward to seeing your other dresses complete!

Jill

Knitterella said...

Sara, can you email me again? I've miss placed your email address. If you can, email at my knitterella@knitterella.com

Thanks,
Jill

Lacey Von Deak said...

It wasn't until I scrolled down to this post that I realized that the top banner pic is of your shoulder and not your hip. When I first opened the site, I thought, "Wow, Sara, cheeky pic!"