It’s about that time… We’re getting into the Summer months and the weather in Texas is shouting out DRESS SEASON. Bust out your TNT (tried – n – true) patterns and make something happen.
Enter… my summertime Blue [DIY] Dress
This time around, I chose Vogue Pattern V8840, also seen HERE.
- I cut the front on the fold
- Added a facing to the neckline, with a hook & eye closure to the back (hand stitched)
- Added 7.5 inches to the length
- Add 1.5 inches from the hip down to the hem
I used this Wool Double Cloth Crepe Suiting from Mood Fabrics. This fabric is great for different types of weather. I can see myself transitioning with this dress into Fall.
I must admit, I’ve turned the corner and decided to invest in what I would call the-more-expensive fabrics and I’m so happy that I did!!! This fabric sews up like a gem!
This is a very easy pattern to work with and I definitely recommend this for novice sewers!
Whether you’re looking for an easy DIY top or a quick feel-good project, V8840 is a great pattern to work with.
I really like to wear dresses that I can just throw on and don’t need to tug on for comfort. This pullover dress with a simple hook & eye closure accomplishes this for me. Next up… I may try my hand at a shift dress!
Until next time….