When I decided I needed to upload this wonderfully delightful dress, I was shocked to see that it's been nearly a year since my last post! That certainly isn't indicative of my sewing time. I still spend most of my free time working on something or thinking about working on something. I'm still on the no RTW diet. I think this is my 4th or 5th year!! I have purchased sorority paraphernalia but if I could make it, trust me I would! LOL Anyway, I will have to try to catch up a little with all the things I've made since October 2013! And it's telling that my partner in crime, my daughter is also guilty of "failure to blog". She too hasn't posted anything since October. I happen to know she sews just about as much, if not more than me. She just finished making a wedding dress!! I will have to scold her as well!
So, about this dress. It always seems that the item you put the least amount of thought, time or effort into turns out to be that great one! So, this fabric is a find from JoAnn's. When I saw it I loved it and thought at that time that it would be a great dress. After I got it home, I looked at it and really touched it and thought it might not be great as a dress after all. JoAnn's labeled it "knit -jegging". Now I know what a jegging is - it's a combination jean and legging. This didn't really look like the fabrics I've seen used to make RTW jeggings. But, I had it and it would become something at some point.
Well, today (actually yesterday because it's 1:43 in the morning right now) I was watching football and thinking about the stress of work tomorrow (err, today). After my team won (Go Cowboys!!) I decided I needed something new. I started out looking at this black ponte knit that I recently purchased. So, as I "shopped" my pattern stash, I saw this
I thought the fabric looked a little tie-died, a little graphic and just a nice departure from the typical knits. So, within an hour or so (while still transfixed with football) I put this together. Let me just say, I LOVE this fabric and this dress. It is the most comfortable thing I own that I can wear outside the house! LOL. Seriously, I'm going back to JoAnn's to see if there are any other patterns or solids that I can grab. This dress could be my work uniform. For nearly a year, I have been pretty consistently working out (about 5-6 days a week). I've lost some weight, although not even close to my goal. But I've also lost a few inches and while I obsess with the scale, it's is nice to see that my clothes fit a bit better and that I am willing to make and wear things that I would never have made a year ago. I'm not there yet, but this is taking me in the direction I want to go