Making of a Dress or Faux Sewing

My friend wanted me to make her a dress. I laughed and said, "I can hardly sew! What kind of dress are you thinking of?"

We drove over to JoAnn's. They had the most wonderful material for summer dresses. It was a barely sew material. I rose to the occasion. I can do this. All I have to do is sew a straight seam and attach the straps!
Black velvet ribbon for the straps.

I love this material.

I hauled out my sewing machine. A Brother, and yes, it's about 20 years old!

I liked the result, and so did she. Moral of this post? If I can do it, so can you!


Lori said...

Nancy, i have seen those fabrics at the store and was wondering how they would look sewed into a dress...well, now i know...that is totally adorable!!! you go girl:)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I am impressed! But not surprised! You do so many creative things! I am with you in regards to sewing though...ugh!

June said...

Nancy I can only imagine that there is nothing that you can't do. You have a talent and I love how you use that talent to bless other's lives. The dress is beautiful and your friend is so lucky to have you. I bet that she is thrilled.
I so enjoyed your 'passionate' post. I enjoy my passionate friends so much more that my 'careful and proper' friends.hehe

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It is not hard to do...I have made many a dress, and once you start, you can't stop!!!!!! EXCELLENT!!! Anita

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Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

The dress turned out amazing, Nancy! Wow!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Lovely! Great job!
And I love what you wrote about being a passionate person. I really think God calls us all to be more passionate in the way we live--to allow ourselves to feel things, to refuse to build up walls blocking off emotion, blocking off God. :)

Rosemary said...

So cute!!
I can't sew much at all.
Happy weekend,

LiLi M. said...

Bonsoir Nancy!
I'm back finally! Thanks for your lovely messages, I was just being lazy blogging and being busy with all kind of things. I just love it to be back here and enjoy everything that you have been doing. Love the dress, of course you could sew...why not? I'll be back to enjoy your past posts thoroughly, they deserve it and besides that you always inspire me, thanks. Have a lovely weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle! Merci for coming and leaving such a great comment!!!! I have to find good photos, or else, my own are not so wonderful!!!!


rochambeau said...

Watch out world!!
Looks great. Hope your friend like it too!!
Happy weekend to you mon cher!