Nothing but Time

retro style clock dress

clock dress

Sew Serendipity Monique dress

But really, time is sometimes the one thing I have the least of.  As far as this dress goes though, it has plenty of it; even if all of the clocks have no hands whatsoever to even indicated what time it would be.  I still like it just fine.  Don’t ask me what time it is when I am wearing it, because I will never know if I leave it up to my dress.

A little bit of time is something that I did have last weekend.  I cut this one out on Saturday night and sewed it up pretty quickly Sunday evening.  The only thing I had left to do was attach the hem band and insert the zipper and I did those Monday after school got done, before I headed to the gym.

It was very easy to pick this contrasting fabric.  I never had it in mind to make something with the two together until I washed the material.  When I folded them and stacked them on top of each other, it was an instant match.  I very much like how the contrast came out, and I have plenty of the band fabric left to make myself a different dress.  (I already have one in mind.)

I have stepped away from my usual geometric printed material the last couple of makes, and I quite like what I am coming across.  Balloons and clocks have made a couple of nice additions to my dress collection.  And this color combination just happens to be one of my favorites.  I even have my eye on a few more non-geometric, patterned pieces of fabric.  Now, to just find a little more time to make something else…

homemade retro style dress

Details:  dress pattern – Sew Serendipity || clock fabric – Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements || band material – a gift || shoes – Jacobies (

Linking up with: Craftastic Monday, Creative Mondays, Do Tell Tuesday, Tuesday’s With a Twist & Passion for Fashion.

I’d love to hear what you think.  And since I have already made this dress many times before, I left out any details about the actual making of it.  If you are interested to see any of the others, click on the Sew Serendipity tag below for a list of the archives.

10 Replies to “Nothing but Time”

  1. I love the things you are making. You obviously get your sewing talent from both sides since your mother and Grandma Gayle are and were really talented sewers. I never had the knack that they and you do. Amanda does too. Awesome work.

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