Thursday, March 4, 2010

Going to sew my first dress

On Tuesday, I started another sewing class called "Sew Much More". In this class we are building on what we learned in the previous course and further developing our skills in pattern-altering, layout, more advanced techniques such a s darts, zippers, facings, seam finishes and hems.

I chose the McCall's pattern #5672 that has this adorable dress for the Spring and Summer (dress is on the far right in photo).

E helped me pick out the pattern because he loves dresses on me (he is so sweet), he also helped with the fabric and the buttons. We always have such a good time together when we go shopping for my projects. I love how he takes such an interest in what I love doing. I love supporting his many hobbies too. He is an amazing musician, artist, painter, woodcarver/furniture maker and an excellent handyman.

I will be posting a tutorial of how I made this dress with photos once I complete it. I pinned the pattern onto the fabric and just completed cutting it out.

Tomorrow, I am taking an additional sewing class called "Sewing Like a Pro" where we choose our own skill level and pace and try a more individual approach to design. We will learn to express ourselves creatively while becoming more efficient in advanced sewing skills and techiques. I will continue working on the pattern I am working on now and if I complete it before the classes are over I will be starting another pattern.

Wish me luck!

Have a wonderful evening.


  1. Good luck! That's great that you're taking these classes and that you seem to be enjoying the process. I can't wait to see how you do with this. By the way, I'm a sewing instructor so if I can help in any way, just let me know.

  2. Looks like a lovely dress can't wait to see the final result good luck and have fun !!

  3. All the best with your sewing class , I'm looking forward to seeing your dress .

  4. Alisha-- please contact me. You won my giveaway but I haven't heard from you. I've got to re-draw on Sunday and I really, really, really don't want to do that. You can email me-- maureen[at] I just need your mailing info so I can send you your Saints glass. Congrats!

  5. You're so smart to take sewing classes. I remember my mom sewing as a kid, and all the cussing she did. Her machine made her cranky. When I learned to sew, I had a dressmaker friend help me get started. I'm so thankful to her for teaching me how to use a pattern and what all those funny lines meant.

  6. Good luck! In a couple weeks my mother-in-law and I are going to start working on sewing some Regency dresses for ourselves. I can't wait!

  7. Your dress patern looks adorable! I'm looking forward to seeing yours. Reading this blog post makes me want to start sewing clothes for myself again ~ not that I ever sewed much, but I did sew some things for the kids when they were small and for myself years ago.
    Thanks for visiting my blog today! :)

  8. Wow! it seems you are making good use of your sewing machine! How did it go? Can't wait to see pics of your first dress.

  9. Good luck! I can't wait to see how your dress turns out!

  10. Hi Alisha~ can't wait to see your dress. I just know you are going to rock it girl.
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  11. Wow! I am impressed! I can hardly make a pillow! LOL My mother was an wonderful seamstress, but I never took the time to learn.

    FWIW, my dad retired out of Ft. Benning almost 20 years ago (as a Lt. Col). I was in college at the time so didn't spend much time there. It's a wonderful post though and I hope you're enjoying it.

    Thank you so much for taking time to share about your blog and how it's changed (on BBD). It's nice to know that others have transitioned their blogs to match their passion.


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