A few weeks ago I finished my first dress and what better time to debut it on the blog than in the month of Dressember!
Earlier this fall I took a beginner sewing class at The Old Fashioned Way with the amazing Layla Totah. After learning how to make a few basic things using zippers, elastic, and a pattern, I jumped right in to the intermediate classes and started making a dress (pictured here) and a coat (still in progress!).
I chose this Colette pattern because I thought it would make a nice wintery dress. I was originally going to opt for 3/4 length sleeves, but after choosing the material I decided short sleeves was the way to go.
I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Layla helped me adapt the pattern by making a lining and I think that made all the difference for a warm winter dress.
I can’t wait to try my hand at a few more patterns. There are so many I want to make now!