Friday, July 2, 2010

A dress for cheaters.

This morning I made the easiest dress ever. It was such a cheat project that I don't even feel right claiming that I made it.

I bought a cut of pre-shirred fabric at Jo-Ann's. Then I just sewed it into a tube and hemmed it to the length I wanted. Then I made a strap from the leftover. So easy. I've been wanting to make it the non-wussy way, like in this video. But I'm all for short-cuts. Of course, the lazy way only gives very limited fabric choices, and this wouldn't have been my first. But I like it well enough. 

One day, I will actually shirr something myself and I will actually make a dress using a pattern. Then I won't feel like a fraud seamstress :)

Today's crafting music: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I bought their album a while back thanks to Carmen, but then I forgot about it for a while. I've started listening to it again and I LOVE it. I would love to see them live. Anyone going to any good shows this summer? 


  1. oh, love the dress, Jessica. and who cares if it's "cheating." it looks great!

    glad you're enjoying Edward Sharpe! we sing the home song ALL the time! and one of michael's friends is actually on tour with them, playing keyboard. how cool is that?!

  2. I reallllly wish I could sew, because that is ADORABLE. Seriously, make them and sell them o Etsy, and I'm there. :)

  3. the magnetic zeros are here soon. come down :)

  4. LOVE Edward Sharpe!Home is my new theme song! Love the dress, faster is smarter:)

  5. That looks so cute, and I'll take fast and easy everytime, and of course love the precious little boy in the background, kinda a where's Hendrix thing. I don't know Edward Sharp or the Magnetic Zero's and that makes me feel old.


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