Saturday, June 13, 2009

"Dress in a Pinch"

I just wanted to share this cute little dress that I made for Amy recently.

As I mentioned in my previous post, my niece, Paige got married last month, and Amy was a bridesmaid for her wedding. About a week or so before the wedding Amy decided that she had "absolutely nothing to wear" to the rehearsal dinner. Well, actually, I'm pretty sure she had plenty of things she could wear, just nothing she really wanted to wear. Most of her cute little dresses were not "springy" enough for a May wedding -- according to her -- and there was absolutely nothing in the stores that she liked well enough to spend the money on. Even if she was able to find something, it would still mean alterations by Mom (me) for her cute, vertically challenged little self which would include, at the very least, shortening straps, taking in the waist (hers is tiny) and definitely hemming - 4-6 inches (did I mention she is vertically challenged???--I wasn't sure if I mentioned that...).

I had recently purchased a pattern (or two or three....) during one of my many, oh so seldom visits to the local fabric store that I thought said "Amy Dress" all over it. So, off to the fabric store we went. After wandering every aisle and pulling out several bolts of fabric to compare and narrow down the many choices available, she finally decided on a very cute bright green/blue/yellow paisley print cotton blend. Then, after finding the "perfect" ribbon color for the accent and grabbing a zipper we raced back home so that I could get started. I got the dress cut out and the bodice basted together for the first fitting in a day. After we determined that the fit was perfect, I was able to get the rest of the dress together in just a couple of hours.

Came out pretty cute, huh?

.....okay, okay.... I know Amy is cute, .....I was referring to the dress, silly peoples...


  1. That's AMAZING! Great job Ang!

  2. Come to think of it...maybe when you find some time (and I lose some weight!) I would LOVE one just like that. It is seriously gorgeous Angie!! Ha ha! =)

  3. I had no idea you made her dress! You just are too talented!