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My First Dress : I Made…

I have finally finished making my first ever dress!!I brought some different material from Ikea with my birthday money last month with the idea to make 3 fun skirts.

I started making this dress with the intentions of making a maxi skirt.

Being a little worried I would make it to small or to short,

I made it to wide and too long for a skirt!!

Oh well!!

I like it better as a dress!?!

What do you think?

I am loving this pattern on the material.

60’s or 70’s era?

Amazing, how it is only £4.00 a meter.

With the elastic I picked up from Hobbycraft the dress cost me less than £5.00 to make.

Now I need somewhere fun to wear it…

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40 responses to “My First Dress : I Made…”

  1. Tamar SB says:

    Gorgeous! Well done, you!

  2. Leovi says:

    Yes, I like the design of the dress, I love bare shoulders!

  3. Kezzie says:

    Bravo!!!!! Well done for a lively bright dress! X

  4. Kim Carberry says:

    That is gorgeous! Well done x

  5. Val S says:

    I love it! The print is so bright and fresh for summer, and your dress turned out beautifully!

  6. Ana Lopes says:

    I love your dress! Bright colors and perfect for summer! Well done! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!Hugs from Portugal,Ana Love Craftwww.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  7. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas says:

    Yeah! Congratulations Claire! What a fabulous first sewing for you project! I am in total love with the print, and now feel an urge to rush out to Ikea. They have some of the best fabrics! Have a wonderful day!

  8. Paula Miller says:

    I think it's super cute and it is kinda vintage-like 🙂

  9. Winnie says:

    I think you did a great job! It's a beautiful dress, perfect pattern for the summer

  10. Julie Corbisiero says:

    Hi Claire, you made a really nice dress that is perfect for summer!

  11. amy mayen says:

    What??!!!! Look at you go CJ!! Wonderful dress, I'm very impressed and thrilled to death to see you sewing. Yay!!

  12. Annie says:

    Great job!! I love the bold pattern you picked. If you make it a little shorter, you can probably wear it as a skirt or a dress!

  13. Mary says:

    Very nice!! Fun pattern on the dress!

  14. Margarett Murphy says:

    Well done on your first dress !! love the print and style of the dress..hope its the first of many .!!!

  15. Heather{Our Life In a Click} says:

    I like it as a dress too!! Great job!

  16. Jacqueline Stewart says:

    ohhh, so impressed with this! rocking it! x

  17. Please may I? says:

    Great pattern! Very impressed with it. Other people always make thing look so easy, that is until you try to make them yourself. (Or is that just me?)I look forward to seeing what you make next.X x

    • Clairejustine oxox says:

      Thanks, yes i know what you mean. My mum can make anything and when i use to try, i would take it to mum to finish, or should i say start lol 🙂

  18. pixiedusk says:

    Love the fabric you chose as its looks bright and sunny! The cut is simple but it worked with your shape =)

  19. Victoria MyLittleLBlog says:

    nice, colourful dress, well done! I maybe would prefer it to be slightly shorter, but overall great result

  20. blogmumjd says:

    Well done. Looks fab. I must come back on Monday as I made a Roald Dahl card this week that I would love to share on your Creative Mondays linky. #weekendbloghop

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