Thursday, 21 November 2013

UFO #1 the 'break the hiatus' dress

This was originally supposed to be a wearable muslin for my birthday dress. I started in August and then September rolled around and it changed it's name to the birthday dress. And then October came and it changed it's name to the 'tax return' dress. And now ... sigh ... it is November and I used it spurn myself on and break this unintentional hiatus from sewing.

It is New Look 6935, but I added little cap sleeves to make it more wearable in the harsh Queensland sun and to protect my shoulders a little.

I did a 12 throughout and it fits very comfortable with plenty of ease. The only alteration was adjusting the back (same as last time really).

It's a little shorter then my usual, mainly due to my husband pointing out that I am not over the hill yet and I thought why not. I wear flats most of the time and I am short, so I don't really need to finish everything at the knee.

I feel really pleased with this dress ... actually I am beyond pleased, I wore it today and 2 people wanted to know where I bought it ... hehe ... and I feel like making at least 2 more right now, but alas, there are more UFOs ... many more :-)


  1. Just perfect for our current summery temps! The sleeves are a definite much needed feature ... J

  2. Cute! I like the neckline detail. And good on you for finishing it. I just finished the blouse I start back in March and it feel good to catch up on UFOs.

    Also, I'm ridiculously jealous of your weather. Yesterday it felt like -28C here. :(

  3. A pretty dress and it looks lovely on you. The sleeves are a great addition.

  4. Well I don't think it matters how long it takes to finish something when you end up with such a great garment :)

  5. Oh your dress looks so pretty and summery! I love that fresh blue and white cotton print, and the sleeves are a terrific idea :)


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