I copied a dress I recently bought by tracing it on pattern paper. Then I went to the market where I bought a lovely heart print fabric and made myself a dress. I even sewed my first pocket.
You should never underestimate the importance of pockets. You see, I don’t like dresses or skirts without pockets, because then there is no place to leave all the junk I normally carry around. Being able to sew a pocket might seem like a small step for mankind, but is a big step for this girl.
February 24, 2012 at 15:19
Oh my gooooodnessssss! This is one of the cutest dresses I’ve ever seen! I am super impressed you made it to! I have a few dress patterns I’ve been meaning to tackle but maybe I’ll just trace that I already have like you did! Xo Lori
February 24, 2012 at 16:46
You did a great job on your dress. I have to agree with the pockets, such a necessity.
February 24, 2012 at 17:26
You did an amazing job!! This dress is absolutely adorable! I adore it on you!!
February 24, 2012 at 17:38
Cute! Awesome job on making the dress. And I completely agree with you, pockets are a necessity for me.
February 24, 2012 at 18:46
Wow! That’s absolutely gorgeous :) How exactly do you go about copying a pattern? Sorry if that’s a really obvious answer! + yes, pockets are such wonderful inventions! ♥
Magical Day Dream
February 27, 2012 at 18:17
Well, I layed down my dress on pattern paper and tried to draw lines as accurate as possible where the seams were. For the skirt and back part that was doable, the front part was a bit tricky bacause it isn’t a ‘flat’ shape. So I also took a bit of a leap there. I tried to get it as good as possible, yet the first time the top didn’t fit that well; I made a few alterations and a second shape. That one fitted very well. So it takes a bit of fumbling around.. and this pattern wasn’t very complicated.. So it is possible :) Hope that helps!
February 27, 2012 at 20:06
Haha, thanks sweetie (: ♥
February 24, 2012 at 18:52
Your dress is beautiful! I am still new to sewing and have not ventured into the land of dresses or pockets, but it will come :-)
February 24, 2012 at 21:47
Oh my word, wonderfully darling! Awesome job, I am in love! Cute about the pockets ;)
February 24, 2012 at 22:49
This is really sweet! Great fabric too. I imagine this would look really cute with a great big belt around it too =) You’re very talented
February 24, 2012 at 23:15
I got to learn how to sew. I want cute dresses D:
February 24, 2012 at 23:37
Oh my gosh that’s so cute! It reminds me of the dress Zooey Deschanel wore when she hosted SNL last week! =] Except hers was red.
Magical Day Dream
February 27, 2012 at 18:19
You are right! I didn’t think of that yet, but I love her styling (and the dress she wore)
February 25, 2012 at 05:12
Love. Love. Love the dress! It’s adorable!
February 25, 2012 at 07:48
You did a great job and this dress is ADORABLE! I couldn’t agree with you more about pockets, I like to make dresses with pockets too:)
February 25, 2012 at 11:51
So so cute!!!
Pockets are totally essential.
February 25, 2012 at 15:24
You made that! So impressive. I can sew, but I’m not nearly to that level. Gonna have to start learning so I can make something like this!
February 26, 2012 at 03:26
Such a cute dress and fits you like a glove. I’m with you. Pockets are super important!
February 26, 2012 at 10:38
wow! This dress is just beautiful!! Great job! wow (again)!!
February 26, 2012 at 16:59
You did an amazing job! Love the dress. :)
February 26, 2012 at 23:36
That turned out so awesome! And yes I agree that pockets on dresses are so much better!
Magical Day Dream
February 27, 2012 at 18:20
Thank you all for your amazing comments! Haha it seems I am not the only one with pocket needs ;)
February 28, 2012 at 19:26
WOW, I am super impressed with that dress you made. It’s so so cute!
February 28, 2012 at 21:42
how amazing!! the dress looks awesome, and i’m really enamored with anyone who can make their own dress :) x
March 2, 2012 at 23:24
I’m intimidated to even bring my sewing machine out of the case…so this girl gets it and thinks your pocket sewing is pretty rad :). Thanks for stopping by my blog!
March 4, 2012 at 05:11
This is SOOO cute! I feel like I need this now. if only my sewing skills were above the beginner level :( I guess I’ll just have to admire yours. :)
July 2, 2014 at 20:32
Wow, it’s really pretty! Well done!