I made a dress in two days, less than 48 hours. I drafted the patterns, cut it all out, interfaced the yokes and button extension, hemmed and surged until my fingertips were sore. I actually finished last night around 8 pm, and i preceded to wear my new dress to my good friend Ronnie's house warming party. I thought it an appropriate first-time wear. I think I call this dress "Ronnie", I mean, the girl gave me the idea for the belt anyway. She also loves animal prints and elbow length sleeves. It seems only a perfect name.
Ronnie and I have been friends since freshman year. She is a year younger than me and we met through my other really good friend Elise. We both love Jane Austen ( I don't know of any Mormon girl who doesn't at least like JA), music, art, and movies. She doesn't love dogs as much as I do, but that's ok (for now). She just got married and I made all her hair pieces for her bridesmaids as well as her own hair comb. I think we'll be friends for a long time. I really love her.
Anywho, here's the dress:
This was my first time ever sewing a knit dress. I have only ever used knits for swimsuits (which I failed horribly in). Luckily, this material is a ponte knit, which is like a suiting knit that is uber soft and has a little structure to it. It isn't anything like a jersey, which is more pliable and thin. I'm not into jersey at all. I actually hate it. Ponte knit is the way to go.
I included in my style princess seams, a button placket, and a shoulder and front chest yoke that stays open in the front always. This is a nursing capable dress.
I have enough material to make at least 2 more of the Ronnie dress. If you are interested in buying one and having it custom made with your bra size, waist and hip measurements, please email me. Bridgette not included. Nor is my bike.