November’s Dress

20131108-115929.jpgAfter last month, when I made a summer dress in the beginning of fall, I decided to go with something for November that would be more seasonally appropriate.  The colors and material both were a great choice for this slowly changing weather.

My dress for November was made from this Simplicity pattern (9670) that I have had for years.  I have made the sleeveless version, but this was my first try with the one with sleeves.  (Putting sleeves on dresses is something I am still kind of getting the hang of.)  This is a very causal, t-shirt like dress and I made it with velvety material that I found at Walmart a while ago.  I got a lot of this fabric since it was only $2 a yard and I even made a skirt that didn’t end up sticking around.  After making this dress, I still have MORE material left should I decide to give another skirt a try.

November's Dress 2I like the way the dress came out, I was kind of expecting it to look a little less casual considering the material I used, but I think with this style of dress, it was destined to be casual regardless of my fabric choice, which is fine by me.  It’s not like I have a life that requires me to be dressed up beyond casual on a very regular basis.  Also, it is warm and comfortable.  Plus, it has fall colors (the leaves will be gone soon, and then I will quit talking about fall colors, I promise!).

November's DressI got the stripes lined up pretty well at the sides, I think, and my only trouble was with the ease on the sleeves.  Although, it wasn’t anything major, they just came out a little puffy, but it was an easy fix.  It has been awhile since I have made anything with sleeves on it, and I was a little out of practice.  This was a very easy dress, I even sized down on the pattern without a second thought and ended up needing no adjustments.  It was also fun to make!

Five months and five dresses down, can that be possible?  And I have worn them all except September’s.  Guess I should wear that one soon.  Now, to think about what to do for December’s dress, I have no idea, but I think I will stick to something on hand.  I will probably have to get some material though, unless I want to go with black…

November's Dress 3Even though my right sleeve looks kind of weird in this picture, I assure you it came out fine.  It was only folded under while I was taking pictures, oops!

Dress – made by me || Tights – Kmart (I think) || Shoes – Doc Martens || Necklace – made by me

What do yo think?  Do you love the fall colors as much as I do?

*Monday, linking up with:

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12 thoughts on “November’s Dress

  1. Yes! I love Fall colors, and this dress is great! Love that you paired it with fun tights a pair of doc martens too! Thanks for linking up for Passion For Fashion!

    1. Fun tights and Doc’s are always the perfect touch to any outfit for me. Thanks!

  2. love the dress!!

    1. Thanks! I can’t help but feel a little timid when putting up photos of something that I made myself, so I am glad you like it.

  3. Ooh, I love the colorful print for fall! It does look like a challenging pick as far as matching up the sides- beautiful job, as always!!

    1. Aww, thank you! I was very happy with how the sides matched up, especially since that was my one concern with this material. Not matching the stripes would have given away how homemade it really was. 😉

  4. Very cute! My soon-to-be-a-teen daughter would love this pattern. Thanks for the inspiration and the pattern recommendation.

    1. You are welcome! I hope she gets a chance to make it.

  5. I am so impressed with this dress. I have such a hard time with patterns, I get too scared to even try to use them. I also love fall colors so much! xo (also, love your Docs!)

    1. Thanks for your comment! It has definitely taken me awhile to get to where I understand all of what the patterns are saying (and I still don’t always know). Sewing has been kind of trial and error for me, but I have learned a lot just by doing. You should try something, you might find it easier than you think. My suggestion is to start with a skirt. 🙂

  6. HI!, Love the dress, i think its perfect for this fall, if you could plz go check out my blog and leave me you’re opinions it would mean a lot to me ❤ Thank you.

    1. Why, thank you! I will stop on by.

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