Pretty pink…

Pink is not usually my thing. But I was given this simple paisley looking print fabric and I had this pink tank top on hand. The goal was to make two dresses this day, but well…yah. Even though it was just a simple tube dress, I was – as usual – just dragging my behind. I don’t know what my problem is lately, seriously! Anyway, the second dress I want to make is out of this awesome stretchy striped fabric, so gotta figure that one out.
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Anyhow, as I said, it was all very simple. I love using everything, so I get the long tanks – this way I can make two dresses out of them. I cut the tank top in half. I turn the bottom half around and use that as a tube dress or top, and the top piece as a tank dress or top.
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Then it was just a matter of cutting the skirt part, I cut the diagonal cause I like my skirts to flare out a little rather than be fitted and straight at the bottom..(I ended up cutting a deeper diagonal than pictured, I always start off so conservatively lol..such a chicken)
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Then it was just finishing the top and bottom hems, and sewing elastic to the top – and attaching it to the cut side of the tube. I then insert elastic into the already hemmed part of the tank. (Turned the bottom of the tank to the top and slid elastic into the original hem and hand sewed the hole closed). Voila!
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Now I just have to get to all those projects and ideas I have piled up there on the side. And imagine, those are only the things that didnt fit into my sewing cabinet there! Yikes. Too many ideas and so little time (energy!). Until me and my sewing machine meet again…

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Will be posted soon and reclassified into the FOR SALE category once I get my photo shoot done!

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All good…

I been messing around with the tank dresses that I’ve seen many, many tutorials for i found the internet, like this one: http://papernstitchblog.com/2011/08/16/how-to-make-an-insanely-cute-dress-on-a-shoestring-budget-tutorial/.  I have so much fabric and have been at a creative block on what to do with it.  Either way, I managed to succeed at completing two dresses in this style.  It always feels good to complete a project.

 

The husband has been out of town so it has been very one on one with me and little Kira.  But I enjoy it.  The nights she falls asleep early are the nights I get to creep to my machine, turn it on and get lost in the sound of seams being sewn.

I don’t know what it is about this fabric, but I love it so.  Now if I could only figure out what I want to make with it…

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