Me-Made-May ’14!


I, Sara of, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavor to wear clothes I’ve made or refashioned each day for the duration of May 2014!

New Year’s Dress

I finally got around to taking photos of the dress I made New Years Eve Day. I got this great purple ponte knit fabric from the Garment District and started the project around noon. It was nonstep from there and I finished at 7pm! I made it to my friend’s party at a graceful hour, unlike last year which made me get to the festivities extremely close to the countdown. Improvement from last year? I think so!

This dress is an interpretation of the Cynthia Rowley Simplicity 1607 pattern:

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What attracted me most to this pattern was the straps but I was going to make them thinner and with the sequin black and silver mesh trim I also bought that morning. With time not on my side, I simply connected the back straps to the front bodice and used the trim as decorative wraps.

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I also added the trim just above the trumpet skit for more bling. Because New Year’s Eve is all about shiny and sparkly.



Here’s the complete dress!

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