Darts and ruffles and zippers... OH MY!

Jun 7, 2010

Lets be honest... i was SUPER scared to make this dress... like, 
so scared that i cut out the pieces and just stared at them for 3 days.... 
so scared that i used a thrifted polka dot bed sheet instead of fabric (in case i totally destroyed it)

seriously, am i the only one scared of DARTS... and ZIPPERS

but... I DID IT!

This is the "coffee date dress" by Elaine  aka the selfish seamstress (not so selfish since this is a FREE pdf pattern she posted on burda style, i love that girl)

it wasn't as hard as i thought... i even got a little creative...
I added cap sleeves
4 inches to the skirt
an exposed electric blue zipper....

i MADE a big girl dress! woo hoo!

~selina (sis#1)


  1. great job!!! that dress is too cute and so are those shoes!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!

  2. You are kind of amazing! ;)

  3. I agree with Meg. Seriously Selina, you are awesome. I changed some diapers today...that's about it for my creativity!! Love u

  4. Congrats! That's awesome, wish I even knew how to sew, ducks head in shame.... Thank y'all so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday! I certainly do hope you come back every week. LOVING your blog!
    Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

  5. I was so giddy to see you in it at church. I'm so proud of you for tackling those darts/zipper! And to be true to Selina fashion, you added a blue zipper that screams stylish and sassy!

  6. Found you guys through your comment on Selfish Seamstress and I already know I'm going to enjoy this blog!

    (And the dress, zipper and nail polish are just delicious together, too!)

  7. Nice job! I like the exposed zipper. I just attempted a dress and got stuck on the "hidden" zipper. I will have to try that next time!

  8. K, so this is fabulous and i TOTALLY need to give it a try. I was looking through the free patterns on the Burda website and came across this one http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/a-plus-a-line-by-twinkle-by-wenlan so cute huh?? Grab a shirt to tuck in, cute belt and some killer heels and you are so there. Love your girl's blog :)

  9. omg! it is totally cute, and yes! sometimes I come up with a project and I stare at it for days, until I get the courage to make something...good job!


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