My First Dress

12:37 PM

 As promised, here is a picture of the dress I began working on during our week at the Farm.
A simple shift dress. 

 My first time sewing with patterns since the 7th grade and I think it turned out pretty nice! 
The fabric is a stretchy cotton that has substance, but it's easy to wear. 

 There's a reason I didn't zoom too closely on the back. My work on the zipper isn't perfect...

 I think it looks darling on Brooklyn! And she's excited about wearing it which is even better!

A closer look at the neck and arm detailing. And by detailing, I just mean that I managed to correctly use bias tape to finish the edges. I had a hard time deciphering the pattern instructions, but fortunately there was a great step by step picture tutorial I found on someone's blog that saved the day! 

Not a bad way to break in my new sewing machine!

My next project, the Lisette Traveler Dress, for which I just purchased the pattern, but have yet to purchase the fabric, was actually featured yesterday on PurlBee!!!! Now I can see what it looks like finished! 

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  1. I'm impressed! Very cute. I just finished my 2nd and 3rd projects--bubbles for Audrey. Now I'm starting on bibs for my little drooler. It's addicting and I wish I had more time and money.

  2. Great job Ashley! I remember making a twirl skirt for Emma and had to use bias tape--it was definitely a learning experience:-) I don't remember if I told you about this website or not, but it has really cute patterns--it's where I got the twirl skirt one--it is Can't wait to see what you make next!

  3. You did a great job, Ash! I really need to learn to sew!'

  4. Hey, there-thanks for the text last night! We're back from the lake so I finally got caught up on your blog. The dress you made is so darling (as is Brooklyn) and I can't wait to see more of your creations! Looks like you had a relaxing (and productive) time at the lake. Miss you, too!!