Monday, December 6, 2010


I promised some sewing posts, and here I am to deliver. This dress has been a long time in the making.

Adelelaide dress

Guess how much she cost me?

$4.00 for fabric on the last day of the 4-H fabric sale
$1.00 pattern (Jo-Ann's sale)
$2.00 for interfacing
$3.00 for thread

Comes down to a total of $10 for a tailored dress. Not bad. :-)

I've wanted a red dress for the longest time, and now I have one.

Before I go, I just wanted to share a close up of the pleated sleeve. I love these kinds of sleeves. McCall's did a nice job with this pattern.

Adelaide sleeve

Next up, my pleated purse with a customized liner.


  1. This dress is seriously amazing! GREAT JOB!! You murdered those pleats. And, you finally got the dress form! See, now we need a picture of you wearing it :)

  2. Haha murdered pleats. That cracks me up. I will have to get Ben to take a picture with me wearing it.

  3. Actually, I thought we were waiting for Bill to come over so he can model it for us.