Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Frances Dress

Hello! So about two months ago I purchased a workshop on Craftsy for I think half off?? (pretty great right?) It's called the Frances Dress which was designed by Alexia Abegg. (I'm not sure if it's still up for purchasing because I can't find a link! It was an October workshop.) There are a lot of things that I learned from tackling this dress! (I'm actually in the process of making this dress pattern into a shirt with this super soft flannel material I got recently! I'll totally update you whenever I finish it.) 

Anyway, this so called workshop came with the pattern which had the typical XS-XL on it (though I wish there was an XXS because I guess I'm smaller than the average lady that patterns are made for...) as well as the material (I got to choose from two fabric designs) and directions. On Craftsy, for the workshop, there were more in-depth details of how to complete the project. 

I started this project on a day that I like to call "Sewing with Sue". Sue is my brother's wife's mama. (I like saying it like that way better.) She mainly supervised really but I love her company and her skills and talents are amazing!!


Some of the things that I learned from this pattern: Darts! I still would be afraid to try adding one or two to a throw together pattern. But if it has directions for darts, I'm totally game and I can do it! I also tackled button holes (even though I'm not that great at them and they suck! But not as much as the tedious task of sewing on a million buttons!) Also a collar which really wasn't very difficult. I was also able to use the serger that I'm currently borrowing from my sister. (Sergers are so nice for finishing especially when its finishing a portion that you gathered! It looks so nice and neat on the inside! <3) 

This is after I finally figured out what I was doing with the sleeves

Anywho, here are some pictures of the final project! (Sorry it's a little wrinkly from washing it but you get the gist!) I am super happy with the results! <3


Love the sleeve!




Always be sure to take on projects (step out of your comfort zone!) especially when they will help increase your knowledge and skills! Even though this project took me almost a week (mostly from the buttons..) I have gained a lot and I can apply it to my other sewing projects!

Also, always remember this philosophy... "If at first you don't succeed try, try again!"

(Don't forget to check out my instagram for instant updates on my current projects! @iamtrissab)

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6 comments:

  1. This is so cute and dang it girl, I still love that hair cut on you! x

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    1. Thanks miss!! And I just LOVE your new haircut! You cut so much off!!

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  2. You made that?! That is so cute. You should make me one ;)

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    1. Once I figure out how to do the button holes all nice and beautiful, we can talk about it! ;)

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  3. I thought it was "If at first you don't succeed, fail fail again."

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    1. Nope! It's from William Edward Hickson?

      'Tis a lesson you should heed:
      Try, try, try again.
      If at first you don't succeed,
      Try, try, try again.

      But it's also good to fail and fail and fail because the greatest successes usually come after quite a bit of fails!

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