Monday, April 8, 2013

17 The Staple Dress

Finding dresses that fit properly and flatter (NOT fatter) my figure is challenging. Tailored dresses are the most ideal, but man-oh-man... they're not always comfortable, especially when I'm running around after a toddler. I envy gals who can wear flowy dresses. So when I came across Go Make Shit Blog via Rachael at Imagine Gnats, and their first sewing challenge using The Staple Dress by April Rhodes, I thought I'd give it a go!
And I'm so glad I did.
I used a lightweight sweater knit fabric I purchased from one of my romps to the LA fabric district and opted for shirring around the waist.
GAH...
Sooo comfy!
Like the fifty-million cardigans I own, this too will not be the only Staple Dress I'll own. As a matter fact, I have just finished Staple Dress #2 yesterday and I'll be posting it as soon as I can get a pic.
So if you're in the market for a great "staple" to add to your wardrobe, this is one to make. Hop on over to Go Make Shit and see more fabulous versions. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!
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17 comments:

  1. it looks awesome!!! i LOVE that fabric :) yay staple!! yay you!

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    1. A definite yay for me... I need clothes!!! ;)

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  2. Oh my goodness!!! This looks so fantastic on you! I love your choice of fabric and that you decided to go for the drop hem. It's great when bending over to pick up a little one ;)
    I am thrilled that you love it and feel good in it!! Thank you for sharing!
    <3

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    1. Thank you April! This is a great pattern. The directions were easy and the design is clean and simple... I LOVE it!!!

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  3. The looks *so* cute on you!. Nice shit making!

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  4. HA! Thanks! Who knew shit could be sooo cute!

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  5. I love this dress even more in knit fabric! You did an awesome job, great choice of fabric too!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I'm on the look out for woven fabric... we'll see how it turns out. :)

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  6. cute! I like that you showed it without a belt too :) I've been wondering about this pattern but undecided. I like yours!

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    1. Thanks Jen! Sometimes It feels more comfortable without a belt. You should try it... you just might end up making multiples!

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  7. Oh goodness it's so cute! It looks awesome. I love the belt. I got the pattern too and have made just one dress so far and loved it! Now I'm looking at fabric for a second! I love the print you chose too!

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    1. Thank you! I'm thinking of using woven fabric this time. I just gotta find that right one...

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  8. This is on my pattern stalk list. Thanks for sharing your version I like how it turned out! If you've already made 2 sounds like this pattern might be one to pick up.

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    1. It's such an easy pattern and because of the simplicity, you can change up the design. You gotta try it!

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  9. I found your post through the Staple Dress flickr group. I've just bought the pattern and after reading your post, I think you and I have the same feelings about dresses. It looks like we might be a similar shape and I was wondering if you could share with me how you chose your size for the dress. I tend to make everything way too big (i'll do a muslin first). What size would you normally wear from say, the Gap? What size dress fit you. It looks amazing on you - perfect fit!! I can't wait to make one, but I have had no success making clothes that I could actually wear in public. The Wiksten tank was a bust (literally) even though I did an FBA, I just couldn't get the armpits to fit right and after 3 muslins and a failed voile attempt I gave up. If you've got a sec, I'd love your thoughts! Thanks!

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