Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011

RESS for Spring

What's a better way to kick off a new year than with a new dress? This dress has been in the works for a while now, but I FINALLY finished. I picked up this Amy Butler fabric a long while ago. I bought the main fabric specifically with a dress in mind, but I used the left over pieces from the pillows I made. They are in the same series, so they were meant to be paired. The piping, however, was just some gray fabric I found that matched. What I love most about this pattern and dress is the POCKETS! I know they are trendy now, but I love the practicality of them. (For some reason they aren't noticeable at first glance, but "Amy Butler" and "pillows" are links.)


I got to practice my invisible zipper skills for the dress. The pattern also instructed me to line the inside. I am not 100% satisfied with the fit of the dress; I couldn't figure out how to fine tune it enough to be happy with making changes. I'll give it a couple wears to figure out the exact issue, and maybe alter it from there. Perhaps I will wear it to my friend Emily's rehearsal dinner this July. :)


I enjoyed sewing over my school break. I also finished reading this book. If you are looking for an enlightening nonfiction book, I would recommend it. (In the second sentence, "this" is also a link.)

Anyway, my break is over. It's back to the grind on Monday.


  1. Kelly- You are too talented :) The dress looks great. Miss you!

  2. Kelly, this is incredible. You are so talented!