I was looking through my patterns a few days ago, finding things to make and came across Simplicity 3503 dress pattern. I had been meaning to make it awhile back but never got around to it.
It made me think of warm days and summer and it seemed like a great project for a snow day!
I love dresses. Mostly just casual ones to wear while out and about with the kiddos during the day. But sometimes I have a hard time finding them to fit me right. I don't think I've ever made myself a dress, especially not a knit one so I really didn't know how this was going to go!
I cut the pieces out last night while Dustin was giving the short ones baths. I did a little of the sewing last night, but did most of it during naptime today. It didn't take me nearly as long as I thought it would.
I loved the fact that I could make certain parts of it longer or shorter depending on how I wanted it. The pattern was pretty easy and I kind of made my own directions at some parts but it turned out great!
Here is a picture of it. I did try it on but I am not going to put my pasty-whiteness on here for the world to see! It looks fab with some strappy brown heels I have!!!
Both the front and the back have a V shape to them. It's really cute on-you'll have to look at the pattern picture to see though!
I think the fabric was about $8.00 a yard. It took a little less than 2 yards. So for about $16.00 (and a few hours of my time) I just made a really fabulous dress. I bought a similar one from Express recently for $59!
I love it and I think I might try the halter version from the same pattern next. I'm going to be ready for summer in no time!