Sunday, January 21, 2007

A 3-Hour Dress

I made this dress yesterday. I cut it out in the morning, and sewed it up right before and right after I made and ate supper. Altogether, it only took approximately 3 hours to complete! When I first began sewing, I used to look in disbelief at the so-called "3-hour dresses" in the pattern books. "How in the world," I would ask myself, "do they expect you to sew so quickly?" However, I've learned that a lot of practice does indeed make things so quicker. The pattern is really easy as well; it's pattern 416E, Woman's Square Neck Dress from Common Sense Patterns, for those interested. The pattern is the same one I used for the purple and pink ones Miriam and I are wearing in this post; for this dress, I lengthened the bodice a bit, and as usual lengthened the skirt.

Thank God for the ability and resources to sew! And much thanks goes to my parents, who bought me my sewing machine and serger, and put up with the long hours I spend in my room when I'm making a dress. =)


Zebra said...

Three hours only? You are fast!
Good result as well... you are quite talented! Looking forward to your next post!

Miriam Rebekah said...

What a pretty color! It's looks lovely on you, Anna!

Yes, that is quite an easy dress to make. I made the same one for my mother in about 5 hours (that's counting hemming which I did at a different time).

Anna Naomi said...

You made one for Mrs. Lavonne? How neat! I'd like to see it sometime. As you know, I made one for my mother as well!

thepatriot said...

Wow! It takes me six months to finish a dress! :) I'm hoping to make an easter dress (if I can stick to it). The pretty material is inspiring, though...

Anna Naomi said...

Jen, my first dress took me longer than that. It was a year between getting the fabric and material, cutting it out, and slowly working on it before I finally finished it! Easier patterns do indeed make a lot of difference.

Luke said...

Beautiful dress Anna! Great job!


HsKubes' Gal said...

Oh... so pretty!
I can't believe it only took you 3 hours!? You did a great job on it! I also went to the post you linked to Miriam's birthday, and I absolutely LOVE the dresses you made! God gave you such a talent to be able to sew... and what a wonderful thing to have! I'm hoping to start sewing sometime, but I get wrapped up in other things.

Thank you for your comment on my blog the other day, by the way.
I'm glad you stopped by, and I'm glad I stopped by yours! I like it alot!

Your sister in Christ~
Homeschool Haven of Hskubes Gal

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Good job! It is so pretty!

Meghan James said...

Wow! You must sew really well. It would probably take me around 3 days to make it!

Anyhow, it is very cute =-). I enjoy sewing myself, and just finished a dress myself. I really like it.

Oh- I really like your blog!