What I wore…


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I had an interview to attend wednesday (along with 3 other meetings for work).  This picture was taken at the end of the day. I must say the dress wore well.


For the bodice I cut the largest size  (22) and added 1/2″, next time i’ll do a full 1″ adjustment for more wiggle room.

I cut a size 18 for the skirt.

Question:: When cutting 2 sizes for the bodice of the dress and skirt, should I have graded down??

I ran into a few problems when I attached the top the bottom when the notches didn’t matc h up.

I made it work since I was sewing in the 12th hour and needed to get it DONE!

IMAGE_026however in the front sides I had some extra gathering which SHOULDNT have been there. So I tossed on a belt and kept it moving.

All in all, I consider this project a success. AND the way Mr. Johnson was looking at me like I was a piece of meat, I think  it was a public success 😉


17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. adrienne
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 09:28:24

    LOL@ public success. This one is on my list as well 🙂


  2. Kim
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 09:41:16

    You and Ian are Fun-Tay!! You wore it well.


  3. urbanknitrix
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 10:24:22

    Look at you! I love the dress. The shoes are nice too.


  4. Nikki
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 10:40:33

    Hey cutie!! I like that look…and apparently Mr. Johnson did too ;).


  5. Tamara
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 11:18:05

    You did a fantastic job on that dress!! if that were me I might have tried grading the bodice down and would have messed it up but lovely. The best was a great idea!!

    You look great!


  6. AR Gal
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 13:25:33

    Love it!


  7. buttahflychronicles
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 13:31:30

    Not that I’m ready to be giving suggestions or anything. But after you matched up the notches, maybe you could have sewn the darts deeper or added darts where there were none.

    Is it okay to put darts on the front or side. See how much of a novice I am?


  8. Keli
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 15:46:00

    Ooooh me likey! Makes me want to go dress shopping and I don’t wear dresses like that.

    I’m nust sure about the front pocket look on me, considering I have a bubble but, I will probably look a big ol mess.


  9. sheila
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 17:39:38

    Looka you Ms. Patrice, looking all conservative…. great dress.


  10. gold
    Sep 18, 2009 @ 09:12:30

    LOL!! You are so funny!! You looked great for your interview! 🙂


  11. Trish
    Sep 18, 2009 @ 09:17:59

    Really nice!! I like it a lot, you should have landed the job in that dress.


  12. Nik
    Sep 18, 2009 @ 11:13:08

    If he wanted to sop you up with a biscuit, i’d say it was a success too *lol* Good luck with the job interview.


  13. thoughtsofsoutherngal
    Sep 18, 2009 @ 13:33:14

    Love the dress!


  14. Carolyn
    Sep 18, 2009 @ 20:58:15

    I think any garment is a work in progress. If you make this again you will work out the kinks! But this version looks so nice on you and I like how you made it work!


  15. Cassandra
    Sep 20, 2009 @ 16:47:53

    I agree with Carolyn. You look very professional in your dress.

    Great post!


  16. Neecha
    Sep 21, 2009 @ 13:28:21

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress on you! And your HAIR! Did you flat iron it straight? I hope you get the job, you looked VERY professional.


  17. Jakki
    Sep 24, 2009 @ 21:57:19

    Dress is very nice! Shows off your legs…


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