I Jumped the Line

Good afternoon, blog readers and dress fans alike!  How is everyone doing today?  I couldn’t be better, I have a new dress to tell you all about today.  It has been way too long since I have had something up here resembling an outfit post, and I have to say, I felt my blog was missing out.  That is all about to change because here is the newest to my ever-growing me-made dress collection, the Springtime in Paris dress.

retro style dress

If you are a regular reader here, you might be asking yourself, “What happened to those other three creations that you so wordily planned out a couple of weeks ago?”      

Well, I found new fabric while making an unscheduled, out of town Wal-Mart trip a couple of Sundays ago, and couldn’t wait to turn it into something beautiful.  I just needed coffee creamer that day, and since it wasn’t my regular Wal-Mart, I thought to take a detour through the fabric section.  I saw this material and snatched it up right away.  I was even prepared to wait as long as needed for someone to show up and cut it.  (They never show up to cut material in a timely manner!)  I was very surprised by the quality.  It has some thickness to it, so even a white slip would be sufficient to wear underneath.  It was part of what seemed like a new collection that the store had recently stocked, and all of it seemed like sturdy cotton material.  I had to refrain from buying a little from each bolt.  Wal-Mart, it has been awhile since you have made me a happy shopper.

Sew Serendipity Marilyn dress

I went with my Marilyn pattern and used the bodice material that I had planned for one of my other spring makes.  I should still have enough for that one when I get to it.  The red band was leftover from my black, white, and red quilt stash.  I didn’t add the side skirt panels because the way they were to be cut on the grain was not going to leave me enough bottom width, so I pulled out the skirt portion from my Monique dress pattern and used it instead.  By doing this, I have just about a yard left of the material for something else.  I am thinking maybe a fabric wallet or lined tote bag would work for the leftovers.

multi-patterned dress

Waverly fabric Paris theme

This particular pattern doesn’t take me long to make at all.  I cut it out Saturday night.  Made the bodice Sunday evening, and finished the rest Monday morning.  I ironed it at my friends house because she has a nicer iron than I do.  I finally realized, it’s not a lack of ironing skills that I have, just a cheap iron that won’t get hot enough to press my material well enough.  I have since added an iron to my shopping list.

In the future, I am gonna retrace this pattern out in a smaller size.  I meant to do it the time before last, but just haven’t gotten around to it.  I don’t know, but tracing patterns might just be as tedious to me as grading papers.

That’s all I have to say about this one.  But on the subject of making dresses, it is almost Me Made May, guys.  I have been thinking about how many me mades I want to say I will wear this time around.  My only concern is that I will undoubtedly wear the same things that I have in years past.  But, I do have a lot of dresses that haven’t been worn for it…  More about that to come.  For now, have a great weekend everyone!

paris city scene material

 Details:  Pattern – Sew Serendipity, Marilyn || Paris themed fabric from Walmart, Waverly brand

Linking up with: Craftastic Monday, Creative Mondays, Do Tell Tuesday, Tuesday’s With a Twist, Sew & Tell Saturday


21 thoughts on “I Jumped the Line

  1. I wish we had cute fabric like that at my Wal Mart! Adorable dress and thanks for stopping by and linking up!

    1. I keep checking the Walmart that is actually closer to where I live, and they haven’t brought anything new into it. I guess those bigger city Walmarts have more choices around here. I will keep looking though. 🙂

  2. Really cute outfit! I am visiting from Sew & Tell Saturdays.

    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping by and saying hi.

  3. The dress is absolutely fantistic, the pattern , the fabric, the fit, everything. Congrats!. I want it so badly…

    1. You are very kind! Thank you, I am really happy to hear you like it. 🙂

  4. Pretty Dress! What a find from Wal-Mart! I love this dress style!

    1. It was a fantastic find! Thank you. I do love this style as well. Good thing I don’t think I can have too many, because I am just gonna keep making them. 🙂

  5. I saw that fabric at Wal-mart and love it! I was trying to figure out what I could make with it. I’m thinking maybe an apron. I love your dress!

    I hope you can stop by:



  6. Hi Erica
    I am visiting from Creative Mondays! I really love your dress! You are so lucky to be able to buy material at a supermarket, our equivalent, Asda, doesn’t do that The material is soooo nice.
    Tis nice to meet you

  7. deeprootsathome April 28, 2015 — 11:27 am

    I LOVE this dress! I found your blog on God’s Growing Garden today! I love modest and cute outfits. You do it well 🙂 You may like this: http://www.deeprootsathome.com/a-portrait-of-feminine-dress-from-church-to-wedding/ It is full of dresses~!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and saying hi. I can’t wait to check the link out, sounds like my kind of site. Thanks!

  8. It’s so lovely! I love how you have used the contrast fabrics with the print! Might need one of these styles! 😉

    1. Thank you! It is a lovely style that is very simple to make. 🙂

  9. I adore these wonderful sketches of your skirt. Congrats!

    1. Thanks! I am happy to hear that you like them.

      1. I’m sorry for my delayed response. Thanks to you for sharing.

  10. How pretty! I love that fabric! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  11. I love this dress, the print is so pretty!

    1. I loved the print the second I saw it! If it wasn’t going to be a dress, it had to be something that I would be able to look at from time to time.

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