Unfinished Business

AugustDressIt is getting close to the time of the year that I find myself with some extra free time on Sundays.  This weekend I had a small sample of what my Sundays are soon to be like, so I spent my time alone sewing.  It was Sunday, the first of September, and I made my dress for August.  Yes, I procrastinated some on that project didn’t I?  It is okay, I got it done and if you really wanna hear about procrastinating, let me tell you that I bought the material and cut out the pattern two summers ago.  I hadn’t put a single thread to it until this weekend, how bad was that?

You can say I was inspired.  Thanks to Me-Made-May, I have come across some pretty great sewing blogs and let me tell you, I am absolutely inspired!  One day a couple of weeks ago I was reading one of these new blogs that I have come across, and there were some words about finishing what you start.  I am guilty of starting so many things when it comes to sewing, then tossing them aside for whatever reason: not the right thread, don’t like the material, too hard, don’t understand the instructions and so on.  Rather than start a completely different project for my August dress, I decided to get to one of the unfinished projects.  Needless to say, I am glad I did.  My dress came out looking like the picture, it fits well, and it only took me about four hours total, not bad if I may say so.

I was very worried that I had cut out the wrong size, because, well, I did cut out the wrong size.  But since most patterns call for a pretty big seam allowance, it actually ended up perfect!  I don’t know if accidentally, on purpose will ever happen again for me when it comes to sewing another dress in the future, and I am not so sure I want to try and see.

So here you go, my dress for August, completely made the first weekend in September!  I will be starting September’s dress any day now, no really…

AugustDress2| DressStitch ‘n Save M5607 by McCall’s | Shirt – H&M |Shoes– Route 66 | Necklace – handmade |

And since it is Skirtember, I won’t be wearing my new dress out any time soon.  But that is alright with me, I am perfectly able to accessorize this dress with seasonal appropriate additions – fall weather, I can’t wait!