Tuesday, November 18, 2014

More dresses. I like to make dresses, okay?

So, rather abruptly, roughly around end of August-September, I suddenly had a wild desire for a maxi dress. I don't know why, I've never wanted one before, they never fit properly and were never flattering.  But suddenly I wanted one.  And I thought maybe if I made it I would like it. Guess what? I was right.

These were taken by Will, here at work, which is why they look all fancy.  The off white lacy one isn't one I made, it's just a cool one I bought and Will took a picture of.  The blue one I actually had someone pull over as I was walking through a parking lot to ask me where I got it. The bright stripy one I wore on my birthday.  There's a fourth dress, the one that actually came first, but I don't currently have a good picture of it, so that will have to wait.  Everyone who sees these is always so impressed, but they were so simple.  The burgundy one is just a tube attached to a circle skirt with the big band added to the bottom for length, and the others are just tubes attached to big triangles.  Incredibly simple, no pattern needed, and takes like half an hour to make.  Which is why after the first one I immediately pumped out three more.  The only difficult part is that it takes a shit ton of fabric, so you have to find it cheap or you're gonna spend way more than you want to on it.  I'm super happy with the way they came out though.