damsel in a dress

yesterday, i tweeted that i was going to do some "selfish-sewing", a.k.a., make something for myself. i honestly didn't start until 2 hours later or so (ahem. me and my sister had some degrassi to catch up on and got distracted by say yes to the dress afterwards), but i knew i wanted to make a dress.

i'm usually busy working on stuff for the shop, so it's rare that i actually make something for myself...and i really should, too, because when i have an itch to shop, i end up buying a dress, which is silly because i could just make one for myself! it's a weird habit. so i made one earlier, using leftover blue rayon and vintage black & white striped polyester for the skirt.

i might hack the skirt off and make a fuller one. haven't decided yet. i was going to add heart pockets too, but then i couldn't figure out if i liked wearing it forwards or backwards. i'm indecisive like that. and yes, i'll add a bow tomorrow. i mean, i can't make a dress and not put a bow on it. that would be blasphemous.

maybe that's why i don't make things for myself? i can never decide how i want my own things to look like!

(oh! a little self-promo: i'm wearing the wednesday hair bow i made for my shop. it's made-to-order.)

sandy suggested i do some sewing tutorials, and i think that'd be fun! i'm going to try working on a romper tutorial, at her request. i want to attempt to make sewing tutorials that are easy, but fun and still fashionable. are there any things you guys would like to learn how to make/sew?speaking of tutorials, mel invited me to do a guest post for her domesticated fridays! i wrote a tutorial on an alice in wonderland inspired ribbon bow headband. check it out here or on cut out + keep!

also: the giveaway ends tonight!!!
be sure to get your final entries in. :D

p.s. i usually catch up on comments before writing new posts. sorry for being a bit behind! i was working on my dress pretty late and just finished a couple of hours ago. i'll reply when i wake up. it's 3 am right now and i'm going to bed soon. >_<


Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

cute bow!

ArtTales said...

Cute! I wish I could make clothes. Btw you should totally make yourself more dresses. What a great way to promote all the adorable things you make :))

sharonlei said...

Super cute dress Erica! I would love to see a romper/playsuit tutorial. I've made a few in the past.. but would love to see yours. :)

xx Love & Aloha

Mo said...

o i so wish i could make myself such beautiful dresses ! lovely !!! and you're so right, there should always be a bow !

Ken said...

wat a cute bow~~!

i used to watch degrassi too

now i am kinda sick of it tho

Sandy a la Mode said...

i am soo glad you are sewing for yourself, what a perfect graduation present for yourself! =) that blue color is stunning and the skirt is soo cute!! any tutorial you do would be sooo great and helpful for others, you are soo sweet to even offer to do that!! i hope that one day i can offer my own tutorials... but i will need a lot more sewing practice first, hehe!

Rebel Mel said...

I just ordered a TON of jewelry making supplies, so maybe do a tutorial regarding jewelry?! And, I loved having you! If you ever want to guest post again, don't be shy!

jozen said...

wow! super cute blog. hopped on over from sandy's, so glad i did!

def following!

stop by and say hi when you get a chance!

Emilie Lynne said...

Oh my goodness, that dress is so adorable! I wish I knew how to sew. I tried using a sewing machine once and I BROKE it!

moochelo said...

i [heart] the bow and skirt (; love love love :)

and yeah.. hopefully i'll get better with saying no on college. but it's still 2 years from now though.. well.. yea i lost a bunch of pen and pencils and what's bad is i always buy expensive pen/pencils cause i always want to feel comfortable when I'm writin.. So yea, i kinda picky with that stuff and they always took that away.. I'm really mad rofl but oh well.. :)


Couture said...

Very nice dress!

Chrissy said...

love the dress!

Valerie said...

Erica, this dress is the cutest thing ever and I cannot believe you made it! I'm so impressed. I just bought one that looks really similar at Bloomingdale's. You're so crafty!


jill said...

love the dress! very cute :)

Tink In My Closet said...

Thanks for being so adorable. Your bow your dress= cuter than cute!