Wednesday, March 30, 2011

50's Inspired

I have to say that after starting with simple elastic type dresses, this one was MUCH more of a challenge. Really you don't want to look too closely at my stitching. I made a lot of mistakes. It was a lot of fun though and I do like the 50's vibe that it gives off.

One thing I did learn for sure though, is I really need a dress form. Since I don't use patterns (I tried that once, it was awful. Turns out I have no idea how to read a pattern!) I just cut things out how I think they should go and pin them... well basically on myself (please don't go thinking I stab myself with needles here... that only happens by accident) and trying to pin a dress behind your back is really quite difficult!


  1. OMG this is adorable! i love polka dot dresses :)

  2. Me too! And I literally got the fabric for $5.00

  3. I LOOOOOOVE THIS. <3 I want it. HAHAHA good job Suzy! :3

  4. You are an incredible artist, and gorgeous too, I happened to be reading your blog by chance, and I thought , Wow what a gorgeous girl and she is so artistic, do it now, go to school and follow your dreams, you will be old sooner than you think and it is better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all. Take it from me...I am 58 and I am trying to do a lot before I am 60 and I feel wonderful about the things that I've done so far. Esther

    1. Thank you so much. I realize I am nearly a year late in getting back to you on this, but I do appreciate your words.