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…

Happy Sunday…

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Claire Justine
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40 Comments

  1. Tamar SB
    15th June 2014 / 11:05 am

    Gorgeous! Well done, you!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:34 pm

      Thanks Tamar 🙂

  2. Leovi
    15th June 2014 / 12:00 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:35 pm

      Thanks Leovi 🙂

  3. Kezzie
    15th June 2014 / 12:32 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:35 pm

      Thanks Kezzie, need somewhere lively to wear it now, hehe 🙂

  4. Kim Carberry
    15th June 2014 / 2:55 pm

    That is gorgeous! Well done x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:36 pm

      Aww, thanks Kim 🙂

  5. Val S
    15th June 2014 / 3:23 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you Val 🙂

  6. Ana Lopes
    15th June 2014 / 4:20 pm

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks Ana 🙂

  7. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas
    15th June 2014 / 5:34 pm

    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!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:45 pm

      Thanks Sue, I could buy all of Ikea's fabric, hehe 🙂

  8. Paula Miller
    15th June 2014 / 7:38 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:45 pm

      Thanks Paula 🙂

  9. Winnie
    15th June 2014 / 8:01 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:48 pm

      Thanks Winnie 🙂

  10. Julie Corbisiero
    15th June 2014 / 8:50 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:48 pm

      Aww thanks Julie 🙂

  11. amy mayen
    15th June 2014 / 10:07 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:53 pm

      Hi Amy, I am so glad you did not miss my first dress 🙂 I so wanted to tweet to you, lol 🙂

  12. Annie
    16th June 2014 / 4:13 pm

    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!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks Annie, I could turn it up a hem or 2 🙂

  13. Mary
    16th June 2014 / 5:14 pm

    Very nice!! Fun pattern on the dress!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks Mary 🙂

  14. Margarett Murphy
    16th June 2014 / 9:30 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks, i need a new challenge now 🙂 xx

  15. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    17th June 2014 / 2:27 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th June 2014 / 8:56 pm

      Aww thanks Heather 🙂

  16. Jacqueline Stewart
    17th June 2014 / 7:38 am

    ohhh, so impressed with this! rocking it! x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th June 2014 / 5:10 am

      Aww thanks lovely 🙂

  17. Please may I?
    17th June 2014 / 10:09 am

    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
      18th June 2014 / 5:12 am

      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
    17th June 2014 / 4:42 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th June 2014 / 5:14 am

      Thanks:-) yes this one was just seeing together, i think i might make another 🙂

  19. Victoria MyLittleLBlog
    20th June 2014 / 8:28 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th June 2014 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  20. blogmumjd
    20th June 2014 / 10:05 pm

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23rd June 2014 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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